There's a wonderful star in the cold winter sky

There's a wonderful star in the cold winter sky

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [There’s a wonderful star in the cold winter sky]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a wonderful star in the cold winter sky,
And it shines over Bethlehem town,
It was ne’er seen before, until over the door
Of a stable its glory shone down.

O, wonderful star, oh wonderful song!
O vision of angels, O vision of angels in light!
O wonderful King in the cattle shed low!
O, wonderful night, O wonderful, wonderful night!

2 There’s a wonderful vision of angels and light,
And a carol o’er Bethlehem’s hill,
Such a carol as never by mortal was heard,
Till the angel host chanted “Goodwill.” [Refrain]

3 There’s a wonderful Child in a cattle shed low,
Resting there amid oxen and kine;
And the glory of heaven shines bright on His brown,
For ‘tis Jesus, the Infant divine. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #171

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a wonderful star in the cold winter sky
Author: Flora Kirkland
Refrain First Line: O wonderful star, O wonderful song
Copyright: Public Domain


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