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Posted:  14 Dec 2007 04:37
Looking for words to this traditional Moravian Christmas hymn
Posted:  14 Dec 2007 07:14
Try this url.. it's the one used to find this below. Hope it's what you are requesting. God BLess.

http://rockhay.tripod.com/worship/music/morni ...

Morning Star, O cheering sight!

1
Leader:  Morning Star, O cheering sight!
              Ere thou camest how dark earth's night!
       All:  Morning Star, O cheering sight!
              Ere thou camest how dark earth's night!
Leader:  Jesus mine,
       All:  in me shine;
Leader:  In me shine,
       All:  Jesus mine.
              Fill my heart with light divine.

2
Leader:  Morning Star, thy glory bright
              far excels the sun's clear light.
       All:  Morning Star, thy glory bright
              far excels the sun's clear light.
Leader:  Jesus be,
       All:  constantly,
Leader:  Constantly,
       All:  constantly,
              more than thousand suns to me.

3
Leader:  Thy glad beams, thou Morning Star,
              cheer the nations near and far.
       All:  Thy glad beams, thou Morning Star,
              cheer the nations near and far.
Leader:  Thee we own,
       All:  Lord alone,
Leader:  Lord alone,
       All:  thee we own
              our great Savior, God's dear Son.

4
Leader:  Morning Star, my soul's true light,
              tarry not, dispel my night.
       All:  Morning Star, my soul's true light,
              tarry not, dispel my night.
Leader:  Jesus mine,
       All:  in me shine;
Leader:  In me shine,
       All:  Jesus mine.
              Fill my heart with light divine.

         In Moravian tradition, this is often sung as part of a Christmas Eve service, with a child as the leader.

#214 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  Johann Scheffler, 1657; tr. Bennet Harbey Jr. 1885
   Tune:  "Hagen"  Francis F. Hagen, 1836
Posted:  28 Mar 2010 21:30
One of my favorite Moravian hymns...
Posted:  26 Jan 2011 07:44
I love this hymn.  I grew up with it and now would like to have my current church choir sing it during my son's baptism.  Does anyone know where I can get sheet music for it, or a suggested choral arrangement?  My current church is not a Moravian church.
Posted:  24 Dec 2011 23:57
Possibly a moravian music book
Posted:  15 Dec 2012 23:38
I'm thirteen and my choir director at Home Moravian Church is having me sing this as a solo at one of our Christmas Eve services! anyone is welcome to the services!
Posted:  23 Dec 2012 23:48
I was the first baby baptised in the Moravian Church in Allentown, Pa. Our family moved to another state when I was a teenager. The Moravian Church and the Children's Love Feast on Christmas Eve have been treasured memories through my lifetime. I look for the Morning Star hymn every year. My life took me on a path to a different church, but I have always loved the teachings of the biblical stories learned in my Sunday School activities in the Moravian Church. My grandparents were both active in the Bethlehem Church. I am so grateful for the teaching I had as a little child not only in the church, but also in the school system in Allentown, Pa.
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