Shine on, thou star of Bethlehem

Shine on, thou star of Bethlehem

Author: H. A. Becker
Tune: STELLA (35556)
Published in 5 hymnals

Full Text

1 Shine on, thou Star of Bethlehem,
Forever, evermore,
And lead me to the feet of Him,
Whom all the saints adore!

Chorus:
Shine on, shine on, thou Star of Bethlehem,
Shine on, with mild, benignant ray,
Forever, evermore;
Shine on, shine one, thou Star of Bethlehem,
And guide me to the living Way,
To Christ, whom saints adore.

2 Shine on, thou Star of Bethlehem,
Until the Gentile lands
Shall glorify their Savior King,
With voices, hearts and hands! [Chorus]

3 Shine on, thou Star of Bethlehem,
Let ev'ry ray be bright,
Till mourning hearts with hope are thrilled,
And darkness flees thy light. [Chorus]

4 Shine on, thou Star of Bethlehem,
And may I worship where
Thy light reveals my Savior King,
And bring my off'rings there. [Chorus]

5 Shine on, thou Star of Bethlehem,
Until the night is gone
And on God's chosen children here
Eternal day shall dawn. [Chorus]

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #607

Author: H. A. Becker

Henry A. Becker was born on Ap­ril 30, 1841 in Ma­hon­ing Coun­ty, Ohio. He graduated from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and completed his theological studies there in 1866. He was ordained by the Joint Synod of Ohio and pastored churches at St. Paris, Thornville and Delaware, Ohio. He wrote many poems and hymns and also edited the Lutheran Child’s Paper for nearly 10 years and contributed articles to the Lutheran Standard. He died on August 21, 1884. NN, Hymnary editor. Source: www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

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First Line: Shine on, thou star of Bethlehem
Author: H. A. Becker
Refrain First Line: Shine on, shine on

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American Lutheran Hymnal #607TextPage Scan
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