Creator of the Stars of Night

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First Line: Creator of the stars of night
Title: Creator of the Stars of Night
Latin Title: Conditor alme siderum
Source: Latin Hymn, 9th Century


Conditor [Creator] alme siderum. [Advent.] This hymn is sometimes ascribed to St. Ambrose, but on insufficient evidence. It was rejected as such by the Benedictine editors; and with this the best authorities agree. It is known in various forms… Translation in common use:— i. The Sarum Breviary Text: Conditor alme siderum. 1. Creator of the stars of night, by J. M. Neale, in the first edition of the Hymnal Noted, 1852, No. 10, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. This is repeated without alteration in later editions of the Hymnal Noted; in Skinner's Daily Hymnal, 1864; in the Hymner, 1882, and others. It is also given as "Creator of the starry height, Thy people's," &c, in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861 (the alterations being by the compilers, who had printed another arrangement of the text in their trial copy of 1859), and Allon's Supplemental Hymns, 1868, &c. In Mercer, Oxford ed., 1864, it is rewritten by Mercer. Another rendering, slightly altered, from the Hymnal Noted is, "Creator of the starry height, Of faithful hearts," &c, in the Hymnary, 1872. --Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)




Instances (1 - 31 of 31)

A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #216


Ancient and Modern #33a


Ancient and Modern #33b

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #148a

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #148b

Catholic Book of Worship III #307

Chalice Hymnal #127


Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #288


Common Praise (1998) #96


Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #108


Evangelical Lutheran Worship #245

Gather (3rd ed.) #420


Gather Comprehensive #337

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #334

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Glory to God #84

Hymnal 1982 #60

Hymnal #177

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #239

Lift Up Your Hearts #71

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Lutheran Service Book #351

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #368

Presbyterian Hymnal #4

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #72

The Christian Life Hymnal #76


The Cyber Hymnal #1089

The New English Hymnal #1a

The New English Hymnal #1b

The United Methodist Hymnal #692

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #41

Worship (3rd ed.) #368

Worship (4th ed.) #405

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