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Over a city shineth at night

Over a city shineth at night

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Over a city shineth at night]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Over a city shineth at night
Marvelous whiteness, wondrously bright!
Never such starlight glittered before;—
See how it hovers over yon door!

Star of fulfillment! beautiful star!
Lighting the manger seem from afar,
Beacon from heaven; Sign of the King,
Light out of darkness, earthward you bring.

2 Not o’er a palace, shineth this light;
Not o’er a temple, fair to the sight.
No; this bright beacon shineth so fair,
Over a stable,—low in the air. [Refrain]

3 Over a stable? how can it be!
Go with the shepherds, hasten and see!
Enter the stable, bend and adore
Jesus the Infant,—King evermore! [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #175

Author: Flora Kirkland

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Text Information

First Line: Over a city shineth at night
Author: Flora Kirkland
Refrain First Line: Star of fulfillment


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