O star divine

Hail, star divine, O wondrous light

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Hail, Star divine, oh: wondrous light]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Hail, Star divine, oh: wondrous light,
Shed o’er our hearts Thy radiance bright,
Illumine all our lives, and be,
Our guiding Star, eternally.

Refrain:
Oh! Star divine, Thy heav’nly beams,
Dispel all gloom, Thy glory gleams,
O’er heav’n and earth, and all may know,
Within their hearts, Thy peaceful glow.

2 Oh! Star divine, so bright, so blest,
Directing souls to vales of rest,
Shine on in love ‘till all unite,
To thank Thee for Thy peerless light. [Refrain]

3 Shine on, ‘till heav’n and earth combine,
To worship at Thy sacred shine,
Lead Thou us on, be Thou our guide,
To yonder home beyond the tide. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #97

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hail, star divine, O wondrous light
Title: O star divine
Author: Laura E. Newell



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