520. Stars of the Morning, So Gloriously Bright

1 Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright,
Angels in heaven, resplendent in light,
These, where no darkness the glory can dim,
Praise the Thrice Holy One, serving but Him.

2 These are Your ministers, these are Your own,
Lord God of Sabaoth, nearest Your throne;
These are Your messengers, these whom You send,
Helping Your helpless ones, Helper and Friend.

3 Then, when the earth was first poised in mid space,
Then, when the planets first sped on their race,
Then, when were ended the six days' employ,
Then all the sons of God shouted for joy.

4 Still let them aid us and still let them fight,
Lord of angelic hosts, battling for right,
Till, where their anthems they ceaselessly pour,
We with the angels may bow and adore.

Text Information
First Line: Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright
Title: Stars of the Morning, So Gloriously Bright
Original Language: Greek
Author: Joseph the Hymnographer, c. 810-86
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Feasts and Festivals: St. Michael and All Angels
Tune Information
Arranger: John B. Dykes, 1823-76 (alt. )
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: F Major
Source: Antiphoner, Paris, 1681

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