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Star of the East

Star of the east, O beautiful star

Author: Asa Hull
Tune: [Star of the East, O beautiful star]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Star of the East, O beautiful star,
That brought the wise men from afar;
Thy wondrous light had been foretold
By prophets and seers of old.

Chorus:
Star, beautiful star!
Star of Bethlehem;
Beautiful, beautiful star!
Star of Bethlehem;
Beautiful, beautiful star!

2 It led where Christ in Bethlehem lay,
A mighty Saviour born this day;
Above His lowly bed stood still,
While angels proclaimed “Good-will.” [Chorus]

3 The shepherds saw thy wonderful light,
And came to worship Him by night;
The wise men brought their gifts along,
And seraphs poured forth their song. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #306

Author: Asa Hull

Born: January 18, 1828, Keene, New York. As of 1895, Hull was a music publisher in New York City; his company was still operating as of 1910. His works include: Pilgrim’s Harp Casket Casket Complete Vestry Chimes; a Choice Collection of Sacred Music, Adapted to All Occasions of Social and Family Worship (Boston, Massachusetts: Degen, Estes, and Priest, circa 1864) Sparkling Rubies, with Harry Sanders (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson, 1871) Grove Songs No. 2 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Asa Hull, 1873) Garlands of Praise (New York: Daniel Knowles, 1874) The Golden Sheaf of Sunday-School Music, with Robert G. Staples (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Asa Hull, 1874) Temperance Glee (Oliver Dit… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Star of the east, O beautiful star
Title: Star of the East
Author: Asa Hull
Refrain First Line: Star, beautiful star

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Gospel Praise Book. #306

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Jewels of Praise #144

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