O Starry Night

O starry night, thy silver light

Author: William A. May
Tune: [Flag of the free, fairest to see]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O starry night, thy silver light
Doth o’er the world its rare radiance shed;
Just as of old, when, we are told,
Men to the Babe in a manger were led.
As through the ages comes Thy sweet song,
First given to earth by celestial throng;
So, for all men, still shines Thy star,
And to all men speeds Thy story afar.

2 Peace among men! sing it again!
Hark to the chorus now girdling the earth!
Good will to all! It is God’s call,
Telling the nations of Christ’s glorious birth.
Peace and good will to men, let us sing,
Glory to God! let the chiming bells ring!
Heaven and earth with joy resound—
Hope, love and grace for all men, now abound.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9346

Author: William A. May

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Text Information

First Line: O starry night, thy silver light
Title: O Starry Night
Author: William A. May
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9346
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #9346

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