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Jesus, Thou Star of the Morning

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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.

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