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Little Star

How wise you look, little star, away

Author: Chas. Hutchinson Gabriel
Tune: [How wise you look, little star, away]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How wise you look, little star, away
Up yonder in the sky;
How many years have you twinkled there
Above the world so high?

"Little star, away up yonder,
Tell me, were you shining then?
Did you hear the angels singing,
Peace! Goodwill to men?"

2 I often wonder if you were there
When Christ lay in the stall,
And if you saw, from your dizzy height,
The infant Lord of all. [Chorus]

3 If you had listened...
Could you have heard the song
That floated down on the midnight air
From that angelic throng? [Chorus]

4 Oh, yes, a wise little star are you,
Yet, not a word to say;
You watch all night o’er the drowsy earth,
And sleep all thro' the day. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #180

Author: Chas. Hutchinson Gabriel

Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How wise you look, little star, away
Title: Little Star
Author: Chas. Hutchinson Gabriel
Refrain First Line: Little star, away yonder
Copyright: Public Domain



The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #180


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Timeless Truths #786

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