Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

The stars are shining bright and clear

The stars are shining bright and clear

Tune: [The stars are shining bright and clear]
Published in 3 hymnals

Full Text

1 The stars are shining bright and clear,
The hills are white with snow;
Our Christmas eve has come again,
Our hearts with joy o'erflow;
The Christmas carols, sweet and glad,
Are sounding on the air;
And Christmas wreaths, in glist'ning show,
Make bright the house of prayer.

2 Not here across the snow was heard
The first sweet Christmas song;
But where the crimson lilies bloom,
Judaea's hills among:
Those hills where David long before
His father's sheep had kept;
And where, o'er Rachel's lonely tomb,
The mourning Jacob wept.

3 And not by earthly choristers
Was that first carol sung;
Not through the temple's shining courts
Its faultless music rung;
No listening crowds had gathered there,
That wondrous chant to hear;
Save watchful shepherds on the hills,
No human soul was near.

4 'Twas sung by countless multitudes
Of Angels pure and bright,
And o'er the bare and silent hills
There shone a glorious light;
Such heavenly music ne'er was heard
Before by sons of men,
And never more shall song like that
Be heard on earth again.

We know the tidings which they brought
Of Christ our Saviour's birth,
Their song of "Glory be to God,
Good will and peace on earth:"
And so the Christmas carol, sung
By Angels long ago,
Is sweeter than all other songs
Which Christians sing below.

Amen.

Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #290

Text Information

First Line: The stars are shining bright and clear

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #546Page Scan
The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #530Page Scan
Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #290TextPage Scan
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements