Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

Neath the stars that shone so bright

Neath the stars that shone so bright

Author: Robert H. Baynes
Tune: MAYLAND
Published in 4 hymnals

Full Text

1 'Neath the stars that shone so bright,
Shepherds watch'd their flocks by night;
Suddenly, in glorious guise,
Came an angel from the skies,
Stood beside them, did not chide them,
Told the tidings glad and free,
"Christ Incarnate deigns to be."

2 Born this day of David's line,
Now behold the Babe Divine;
Rude the raiment that enfolds Him,
Rough the manger-bed that holds Him;
Lord all holy, laid so lowly,
Who from highest realm of heaven
Stoops that man may be forgiven.

3 May we all with heart and voice,
Still in Bethlehem rejoice,
Thither by the bright star led
To the House of Living Bread;
Chant the story of His glory,
Till His Majesty we see
At His last Epiphany.

Amen.

Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #291

Author: Robert H. Baynes

Baynes, Robert Hall, M.A., s. of the Rev. Joseph Baynes, b. at Wellington, Somerset, Mar. 10, 1831, and educated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1856, and M.A. 1859. Ordained in 1855, he held successively the Curacy of Christ Church, Blackfriars, the P. Curacy of St. Paul's, Whitechapel; of Holy Trinity, Maidstone, and of St. Michael's, Coventry. In 1870 he was Bp. designate of Madagascar; but resigned in 1871. In 1873 he was appointed Hon. Canon of Worcester Cathedral, and in 1880 Vicar of Holy Trinity, Folkestone. Canon Baynes is more widely known as the compiler of some most successful books of sacred poetry than as an original hymn-writer, although some of his hymns are of considerable merit, and are in extensive use. Of the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Neath the stars that shone so bright
Author: Robert H. Baynes

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #182Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d128
The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #531Page Scan
Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #291TextPage Scan
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements