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Beautiful tar

A most beautiful star burst out one night

Author: D. S. Anderson
Tune: [A most beautiful star burst out one night]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A most beautiful star burst out one night,
And it shone with such splendor and holy delight,
That wise men from the East, a country afar,
Beheld with great joy that dear beautiful star.

Like a radiant gem it shone upon them,
And led them rejoicing to Bethlehem;
And the story it told, more precious than gold,
Will ever to glory the way unfold.

2 ’Twas a Savior they sought,
’twas a Savior they found,
And they told the glad story the country around;
Shall not we be as wise as those from afar,
And follow the beams of the beautiful star? [Refrain]

3 That bright Bethlehem star is shining yet;
It arose in its beauty, but never will set;
For the time draweth nigh when nations afar
Shall walk in the light of that beautiful star. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13242

Author: D. S. Anderson

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Text Information

First Line: A most beautiful star burst out one night
Title: Beautiful tar
Author: D. S. Anderson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Like a radiant gem
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13242
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #13242

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