There shone a star so strangely

There shone a star so strangely

Author: Maud Frazer Jackson
Tune: [There shone a star so strangely bright]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 There shone a star so strangely bright,
Its glow the rest made dim;
The wise men, guided by its light,
Sought Christ to worship him.

Beautiful star of Bethlehem,
Shine out in thy glory and tell the grand story
Of Christ, the Child divine!
Beautiful star of Bethlehem,
Bid all men receive him, bid all men believe him,
He comes on earth to dwell.

2 Bright star, we ever follow thee,
We trust thy guiding rays;
Thy light our joy, our hope shall be
Thro’ all life’s weary way. [Refrain]

3 Thy holy light ne’er fades away,
But brighter still doth glow;
‘Twill shine unto that perfect day
When all the Lord shall know. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #152

Author: Maud Frazer Jackson

Maud Frazer Jackson USA 1873-1950. It is surmised she lived in PA and/or NJ. She was a religious author, poet, and music compiler, who published her collections of music, including 400 hymns called “Hymns about forgiveness!”, “Wayside Song” (1922), and “Starlight & lamplight” (1928). Her poems were sometimes furnished to newspapers around the country and printed. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There shone a star so strangely
Author: Maud Frazer Jackson
Refrain First Line: Beautiful star of Bethlehem
Copyright: Public Domain


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