Jacob's Star Is Ris'n At Last

Jacob’s star is ris’n at last

Author: Thomas Kelly
Tune: ALCESTER (Wesley)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jacob’s star is ris’n at last,
Brighter than the brightest sun:
Darkness is for ever past,
And the joyful day begun.

2 Sing aloud, the cause is great;
Sing ye heav’ns, and sing thou earth:
Still the joyful theme repeat,
Joyful theme, Emanuel’s birth.

3 This is Jacob’s promised star,
Giving light to all around;
Shining clear and seen afar,
Seen to earth’s remotest bound.

4 Sing the Infant, virgin-born,
He a king, a king by birth;
Though the mark of human scorn;
Heir of all in Heav’n and earth.

5 Now ye saints, dry up your tears;
See, the day is come at last:
Jacob’s promised star appears,
Darkness is for ever past.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9600

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jacob’s star is ris’n at last
Title: Jacob's Star Is Ris'n At Last
Author: Thomas Kelly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9600
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