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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?

Chorus:
"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
Meter: 9.6.9.6.8.7.8.5
Refrain First Line: Little star, away yonder
Copyright: Public Domain

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

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Timeless Truths #786

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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