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Let down from heaven above

Let down from heaven above

Author: Asa Hull
Tune: WONDERFUL STAR
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Let down from Heav’n above through gates ajar,
Fresh from the throne of God, O wondrous Star!
Shedding refulgent light o’er Bethlehem,
Piercing the Orient, a sign to them!

Refrain
Star, bright and beautiful, wonderful Star!
Leading the wise men from their homes afar!
Let down from Heav’n above through gates ajar,
Beautiful, beautiful, wonderful Star!

2. Cherubs and seraphs sang paeans that night,
As through Judea flashed thy wondrous light;
King of the starry host in midnight skies,
Herald so wonderful, thy news we prize. [Refrain]

3. Myriad the stars that shine, twinkling on high,
Royally out from them, thee we descry!
Guiding the Magi band, thy flashing beams
Rest where the Holy Child in slumber dreams. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7599

Author: Asa Hull

Asa Hull USA 1828-1907. Born in Keene, NY, he became a music publisher in New York City. He married Emma F Atherton, and they had a daughter, Harriett. He wrote many tunes and authored temperance rallying songs. He published 33 works, of which 21 were songbooks, between 1863-1895. He died in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let down from heaven above
Author: Asa Hull
Refrain First Line: Star, bright and beautiful
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7599
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The Cyber Hymnal #7599

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