144. Silvery star, precious star

1 Silvery star, precious star,
Shining over Bethlehem,
Guiding Wise Men from afar,
In the still night leading them.

Starlight and song
All the night long,
Heralds of morn;
Jesus is born.

2 Beautiful song, wondrous song,
Kneeling shepherds wept to hear,
Chanted by God's holy throng,
Singing peace and joy and cheer. [Refrain]

3 Baby Savior, born at night
In the ages long ago,
Angels sang and stars gave light
For thy humble home below [Refrain]

4 Kingly Savior, throned tonight
In that holy land above,
Crowned with glory, cald in light,
Send thy messengers of love. [Refrain]

5 Lo, we hear the song o'erhead!
Lo, we see the star arise!
Like the Wise Men we are led
In the still night unto Christ. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Silvery star, precious star
Author: Elbert A. Smith, 1871-1959
Refrain First Line: Starlight and song
Publication Date: 1956
Topic: Christmas; Christ: The King; Christ the Son: Birth of Jesus
Copyright: © 1950, Herald Publishing House
Notes: Now Public Domain; Helaman 5:59, 66; D. and C. 36:10 g, h;
Tune Information
Composer: M. Audentia Anderson, 1872-1963
Meter: Irregular, with Refrain
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: © 1950 Herald Publishing House.
Notes: Now Public Domain

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