The Star Carol (John Whittaker)

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  • (Posted 2023-04-04)  CPDL #73354:     
Editor: John Whittaker (submitted 2023-04-04).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 135 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Star Carol
Composer: John Whittaker
Lyricist: Alf Williamscreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2023

External websites:

Original text and translations

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I sing of a story of long ago.
A story that tells of the First Nowell.
For I was there when Mary gave birth.
For the Infant Child I lit heaven and earth.

God chose Mary and to her great joy.
She brought forth His Son a baby boy.
I smiled down from the black of the sky.
The Earth was still, as I shone on high.

Wise men too from dis tant lands.
By my bright light they could un derstand,
To seek for the Child they knew had been born,
And to follow me on wards from dusk until dawn.

So let us be joyful come let us all sing.
Come let us remember the birth of Our King,
The light in the heavens, the light of a star
that guided those people from near and from far.