Star of the East

Star of the east, O beautiful star

Author: Asa Hull
Tune: [Star of the East, O beautiful star]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Star of the East, O beautiful star,
That brought the wise men from afar;
Thy wondrous light had been foretold
By prophets and seers of old.

Chorus:
Star, beautiful star!
Star of Bethlehem;
Beautiful, beautiful star!
Star of Bethlehem;
Beautiful, beautiful star!

2 It led where Christ in Bethlehem lay,
A mighty Saviour born this day;
Above His lowly bed stood still,
While angels proclaimed “Good-will.” [Chorus]

3 The shepherds saw thy wonderful light,
And came to worship Him by night;
The wise men brought their gifts along,
And seraphs poured forth their song. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #306

Author: Asa Hull

Asa Hull USA 1828-1907. Born in Keene, NY, he became a music publisher in New York City. He married Emma F Atherton, and they had a daughter, Harriett. He wrote many tunes and authored temperance rallying songs. He published 33 works, of which 21 were songbooks, between 1863-1895. He died in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Star of the east, O beautiful star
Title: Star of the East
Author: Asa Hull
Refrain First Line: Star, beautiful star
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gospel Praise Book. #306

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Jewels of Praise #144

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Sunday School Anthem and Chorus Book #155

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