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Jesus, Thou Star of the Morning

Full Text

1 Jesus, thou Star of the Morning,
Shine on earth's sorrowful night;
Bring to us gladness, banish all sadness,
Let us rejoice in thy light.

Chorus:
Wonderful, Counsellor, Almighty God,
Father of life everlasting above,
Prince of Peace, with scepter of truth,
Rule o'er the world by the pow'r of love.

2 "Glory to God in the highest,
Peace and good-will unto men;"
Publish the story, sing of his glory,
Tell it again and again. [Chorus]

3 Jesus, thou Star of the Morning,
Still may thy glorious ray,
Bringing salvation, shine on each nation,
Turning the darkness to day. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #12

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, thou Star of the Morning
Title: Jesus, Thou Star of the Morning
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God



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