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Star of the sea

Star of ocean fairest

Author: T. I. Ball
Tune: AVE MARIS STELLA (11232)
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Star of ocean fairest,
Mother, God who barest,
Virgin thou immortal,
Heaven’s blissful portal.

2 Ave thou receivest,
Gabriel’s word believest;
Change to peace and gladness
Eva’s name of sadness.

3 Loose the bonds of terror,
Lighten blinded error;
All our ills repressing,
Pray for every blessing.

4 Mother’s care displaying,
Offer Him thy praying,
Who when born our brother,
Chose thee for His mother.

5 Virgin, all excelling,
Gentle past our telling;
Pardoned sinners render
Gentle, chaste and tender.

6 In pure paths direct us;
On our way protect us;
Till, on Jesus gazing,
We shall join thy praising.

7 Father, Son eternal,
Holy Ghost supernal,
With one praise we bless Thee,
Three in One confess Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9093

Author: T. I. Ball

Ball, Thomas Isaac, born 16 August, 1838. On taking Holy Orders in 1865, he successively became Curate of St. Salvador's, Dundee Mission; Incumbent of St. Mary's, The Cove, by Aberdeen; Domestic Chaplain to the Earl of Kinnoull; Curate of All Saints, Brougham Street, Edinburgh; Curate of St. Columba's, Edinburgh; Priest of St. Michael's Chapel, Edinburgh; and Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. Mr. Ball is the author of The Orthodox Doctrine of the Church of England, 1877, and of numerous tracts; and the compiler of The English Catholic's Vademecum, 1868. In 1863 he contributed various translations from the Latin to the Appendix to the Hymnal Noted, for use in St. Alban's, Holborn, London, of which he was co-editor wit… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Star of ocean fairest
Title: Star of the sea
Author: T. I. Ball
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9093
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #9093

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