Hail, bright star of ocean, God's own Mother blest

Hail, bright star of ocean, God's own Mother blest

Author: Edward Caswall
Tune: [Hail, bright Star of Ocean] (Richardson)
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hail, bright Star of Ocean!
God's own Mother blest;
Ever sinless Virgin,
Gate of heav'nly rest.

2 Show thyself a mother;
May the Word divine,
Born for us thine Infant,
Hear our pray'rs thro' thine.

2 Break the captive's fetters,
Light on blindness pour;
All our ills expelling,
Ev'ry bliss implore.

4 Keep our life all spotless,
Make our way secure;
Till we find in Jesus,
Joy for evermore.

5 Through the highest heaven,
To th' Almighty Three,
Father, Son and Spirit,
One same glory be.

6 Hail, bright Star of Ocean,
God's own Mother best;
Ever sinless Virgin,
Gate of heav'nly rest.

Source: Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #98

Author: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hail, bright star of ocean, God's own Mother blest
Author: Edward Caswall
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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A Treasury of Catholic Song #149

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American Catholic Hymnal #149

Cantate Omnes ... with Supplement #d35

Children's Hymn Book and Sodality Manual #d23

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English and Latin Hymns, or Harmonies to Part I of the Roman Hymnal #60

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Hymns and Songs for Catholic Children #126

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Laudis Corona #98

Manual of Hymns for Congregational Singing, Prayers and Pious Practices #d29

Roman Hymnal, Complete edition #d44

St. Basil's Hymn Book #d43

St. Basil's Hymnal. 3rd ed. #d43

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The Church School Hymnal with Tunes #157

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The Parish Hymnal #84

The St. Alban Hymnal #d137

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