Advent Hymnals

242. 'TIS SHINING STILL

Christ in Song,

1.
A beautiful star arose one night,
Divinely it shone with purest light;
Its wonderful rays the wise men led
To find the Saviour's lowly bed.

Chorus:
'Tis shining still, 'tis shining still,
That beautiful star, o'er plain and hill;
'Tis shining still, 'tis shining still,
Salvation's star of God's good will.

2.
They knew by the word of truth divine,
'Twas time that the star should shine;
They follow'd its light which shone afar,
'Twas Christ, "the bright and Morning Star."  [Chorus]

3.
We'll follow its light, like those of old,
The "Light of the World," by seers foretold;
We'll follow his light till we shall come
To perfect rest in heav'n, our home.  [Chorus]

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Title 'Tis Shining Still
Key C Major
Titles 'Tis shining still, 'tis shining still,
First Line A beautiful star arose one night
Author F. E. B.
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
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Tune A beautiful star there rose one night
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Special Occasions: Christmas; Children's Hymns
Texts Numbers 24:17
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