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O Lovely Star

O lovely star in heaven so bright

Author: Adam Geibel
Tune: [O lovely star in heaven so bright]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O lovely star in heav'n so bright,
That guides the shepherds thro' the night
To where the blessed Saviour lay,
In Bethlehem's manger far away.

O Star divine, shed on us here
Thy beams of love and Christmas cheer,
And angels sing the song again
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men.

2 O lovely star, direct our feet,
That we may haste our Lord to greet;
And gather 'round like Magi old,
Or shepherds, hast'ning from the fold. [Chorus]

3 O Star divine illume our way,
That we may gain eternal day,
And live while endless ages roll,
Safe sheltered in Thy heav'nly fold. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #208

Author: Adam Geibel

Born: September 15, 1855, Neuenheim, Germany. Died: August 3, 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though blinded by an eye infection at age eight, Geibel was a successful composer, conductor, and organist. Emigrating from Germany probably around 1864, he studied at the Philadelphia Institute for the Blind, and wrote a number of Gospel songs, anthems, cantatas, etc. He founded the Adam Geibel Music Company, later evolved into the Hall-Mack Company, and later merged to become the Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company. He was well known for secular songs like "Kentucky Babe" and "Sleep, Sleep, Sleep." In 1885, Geibel organized the J. B. Stetson Mission. He conducted the Stetson Chorus of Philadelphia, and from 1884-1901, was a music instructor at the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O lovely star in heaven so bright
Title: O Lovely Star
Author: Adam Geibel
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Star divine, shed on us here
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #16081
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The Cyber Hymnal #16081

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