A star is moving through the sky

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1 A star is moving thro' the sky,
Alleluia!
Before the wise men wondrously.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 They know by this that heav'n's great King,
Alleluia!
Good news to them on earth doth bring.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

3 Thus come they unto Bethlehem;
Alleluia!
Thy lamp, O Lord, is lighting them.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

4 Gold, incense, myrrh, to Him they bear,
Alleluia!
And psalms and hymns and songs prepare.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 Thus should we also, all our days,
Alleluia!
To Jesus offer holy praise.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

6 Praise to the Father and the Son,
Alleluia!
And Holy Ghost upon one throne.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

7 Praise to the Holy Trinity,
Alleluia!
From now to all eternity.
Alleluia! Alleluia!


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #376

Translator: Johan Olaf Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swensha Psalmboken, of Konungen gillad och stadfdstad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recastings… Go to person page >

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First Line: A star is moving through the sky
Translator: Johan Olaf Wallin
Author: Laurentius Jonae (?)

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American Lutheran Hymnal #376TextPage Scan
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #542TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #58TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #58TextPage Scan
Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #45aTextPage Scan
Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #45bTextPage Scan
Hymnal: for churches and Sunday-schools of the Augustana Synod #45Page Scan
Little Children's Book #d1
Little Children's Book: for Schools and Families #d1
The Primary Hymnal #d2
The Sunday School Hymnal: a Collection of Music for Sunday and Week-day Schools #d6



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