1 In the sky the stars are shining,
Bright and fair, bright and fair,
On a manger bed reclining,
See the world's Redeemer there.
Hear the bells of heaven ringing,
Hear the hosts of angels singing,
Joyful news to earth they're bringing,
Of a Saviour born,
O'er the hills the dawn is creeping,
While the angels watch are keeping,
O'er the Saviour who is keeping,
On this holy morn.
2 Kneel before the King of glory,
On this morn, happy morn,
Then repeat to all the story,
Of a wondrous Saviour born. [Chorus]
3 Unto him who brings salvation,
We will sing, ever sing,
Bear the news to ev'ry nation,
Jesus is our Lord and King. [Chorus]
Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946)
Born: January 7, 1868, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Died: March 10, 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Sewell, New Jersey.
Pseudonym: A. A. Payn.
Miles attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1892, he abandoned his career as a pharmacist and wrote his first Gospel song, “List ’Tis Jesus’ Voice” which was published by the Hall-Mack Company. He served as editor and manager at the Hall-Mack publishers for 37 years. In his own words:
It is as a writer of gospel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >
Display Title: Hear The BellsFirst Line: In the sky the stars are shiningTune Title: [In the sky the stars are shining]Author: Charles Austin MilesSource: The Voice of Praise (Philadelphia: Hall-Mack, 1904)