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

Representative 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

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

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


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