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Star Divine

Star divine, that led the wise men

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Tune: [Star divine, that led the wise men] (Fillmore)
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Star divine, that led the wise men
To the cradle of our Lord;
Thou art still as bright
With a holy light,
In the pages of His word.

We follow on, we follow on,
And all the way that Star our guide shall be;
We follow on, we follow on,
Until in heav’n our Saviour’s face we see.

2 Star divine, amid the darkness,
We had wandered far astray;
When a beam so lone
O’er the desert shone,
And we found the blessed way. [Refrain]

3 Star divine, there’s naught can lure us,
From the way that thou dost lead;
Thou dost brighter grow
As we onward go,
And we’ll ever joyful heed. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #81

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Rv Palmer Hartsough USA 1844-1932. Born in Redford, MI, he attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal school (later MSU). He became an author, editor, lyricist, and librettist. After working as a traveling singing teacher in MI, IL, IA, OH, KY and TN, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, IL, around 1877, also directing music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, due to his poetic abilities, he moved to Cincinnati, OH, and joined the Fillmore Music Company, providing texts (over 1000) for their music. He also served as music director at the Bethel Mission and the 9th Street Baptist Church. He became a traveling song evangelist in 1903, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Canada, and MI from 191… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Star divine, that led the wise men
Title: Star Divine
Author: Palmer Hartsough
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We follow on, we follow on
Publication Date: 1895
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

A Hymnal for Joyous Youth #d227

Fillmore's Sunday School Songs No. 2 #d38

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Gospel Songs No. 2 #343


Hymns for Today #81

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Quartets and Choruses for Men #32

The Praise Hymnal #298

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Unity Song Selections #129

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Young Men's Chorus #47

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