Beautiful Star

Beautiful star of olden time

Author: Lewis E. Jones
Tune: [Beautiful star of olden time]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beautiful star of olden time,
Blessed your mission in the earth,
Shedding your rays afar and wide,
Telling of the Messiah’s birth.

Refrain:
Beautiful star of Bethlehem,
Shining o’er the plains by night,
Leading the way from lands afar
Unto Christ the blessed light.

2 Beautiful star of olden time,
Carry the news of peace, good will,
Promises written in the word,
Jesus is coming to fulfill. [Refrain]

3 Beautiful star of olden time,
O may your light beam out again,
Unto the utmost parts of earth,
Speaking the love of Christ to men. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #197

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

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First Line: Beautiful star of olden time
Title: Beautiful Star
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Refrain First Line: Beautiful star of Bethlehem
Copyright: Public Domain

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