Beautiful Star of Bethlehem (Crys Armbrust)

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  • (Posted 2013-08-23)  CPDL #29931:     
Editor: Crys Armbrust (submitted 2013-08-23).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: American premiere at the Washington National Cathedral; British premiere at Canterbury Cathedral.

General Information

Title: Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Composer: Crys Armbrust

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2004
Description: Original setting of 1940 carol text by Adger M. Pace & melody by R. Fisher Boyce.

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Original text and translations

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Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,
Shining afar thru shadows dim
Giving a light for those who long have gone;
Guiding the wise men on their way
Unto the place where Jesus lay.
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, shine on.

Beautiful Star, the hope of light,
Guiding the pilgrims thru the night
Over the mountain till the break of dawn;
Into the light of perfect day
It will give out a lovely ray.
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, shine on.

Beautiful Star, the hope of rest,
For the redeemed, the good and blest,
Yonder in glory when the crown is won;
Jesus is now that Star divine
Brighter and brighter He will shine.
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, shine on.