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Star, beautiful star

There's a beautiful star, a beautiful star

Author: Rossiter W. Raymond
Tune: [There's a beautiful star, a beautiful star]
Published in 36 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. There’s a beautiful star, a beautiful star,
The weary travelers have followed far,
Shining so brightly all the way,
Till it stood o’er the place where the young Child lay.

Refrain
Star, star, beautiful star!
Pilgrims weary we are;
To Jesus, to Jesus,
We follow thee from afar.

2. In the land of the East, in the shadows of night,
We saw the glory of thy new light,
Telling us, in our distant home,
The King-Redeemer to earth hath come! [Refrain]

3. We have gold for tribute and gifts for prayer,
Incense of myrrh, and spices rare:
All that we have, we hither bring,
To lay it with joy at the feet of the King. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6309

Author: Rossiter W. Raymond

Raymond, Rossiter Worthington, PH.D., was b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 27,1840. He graduated at Brooklyn Polytechnic, 1858, and also studied in Germany. He served in the Civil War of 1861-4 with the grade of Captain. Since then he has practised in New York as a consulting mining engineer. He was editor of the American Journal of Mining, and is a contributor to scientific literature. He has also written stories for children, a Paraphrase of Job, and some fugitive poetry. His hymns in common use include:— 1. Far out on the desolate billow. [God everywhere.] Written for the German tune, "Ich weiss nicht was soil es bedeuten," and published in The Plymouth Hymnal, 1894. 2. Morning red, Morning red. [Easter.] Written to the tune"… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a beautiful star, a beautiful star
Title: Star, beautiful star
Author: Rossiter W. Raymond
Refrain First Line: Star, star, beautiful star

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The Cyber Hymnal #6309
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The Cyber Hymnal #6309

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