God gave a star to guide the wise (Thurlow Weed)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-09)  CPDL #33627:     
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2014-12-09).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 19 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: God gave a star to guide the wise
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Hudson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn for Epiphany   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

First published: 2014
Description: Epiphany, Year A

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Original text and translations

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1. God gave a star to guide the wise,
whose hearts were open to its light;
to follow they gave up the day
and went as pilgrims through the night.

2. God gave the wise to praise a child,
who lay, in secret hope, in hay;
the wise ones worshipped openly
then journeyed home another way.

3. God gave the child to love a world
that noticed neither child nor light;
but love grew up, a brighter star,
to guide a pilgrim through the night.

From Songs for the Cycle ©2004 by Michael Hudson.

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