In the sky the stars are shining

In the sky the stars are shining

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [In the sky the stars are shining]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #213

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the sky the stars are shining
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Hear the bells
Copyright: Public Domain


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