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Star of Jacob

Representative Text

1 Star of Jacob, ever beaming,
Bright and clear, of peace the sign;
'Mid the stars of highest heaven
Glows no purer ray than thine.

2 All in stoles of snowy brightness,
Unto thee the angels sing,
Unto thee the virgin choirs,
Mother of th' Eternal King,
Mother of th' Eternal King.

3 Joyful is thy path they scatter
Roses white and lilies fair;
Yet with thy chaste bosom's whiteness,
Rose nor lily can compare.

4 Oh! that this low earth of ours,
Answering th' angelic strain,
With thy praises might re-echo,
Till the heavens replied again.

5 Honor, glory, virtue, merit,
Be to Thee, O Virgin's Son!
With the Father and the Spirit,
While the eternal ages run.

6 Star of Jacob, ever beaming,
Bright and clear, of peace the sign;
'Mid the stars of highest heaven
Glows no purer ray than thine.

Source: Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #112

Author: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Star of Jacob, ever beaming
Title: Star of Jacob
Author: Edward Caswall
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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A Treasury of Catholic Song #159

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Hymns and Songs for Catholic Children #122

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Laudis Corona #112

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Lyra Catholica #227

Roman Hymnal, Complete edition #d149

St. Basil 's Hymn Book. 31st ed. #d136

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The Catholic Hymn Book #119

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The Catholic Hymnal #132

The Choral Sodality Hand Book, Containing Hymns, Canticles and Litanies #d36

The Complete Sodality Manual and Hymn Book #d82

The Little Catholic Hymn Book #d79

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