827. O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright

Text Information
First Line: O Morning Star, how fair and bright
Title: O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright
Author: Philipp Nicolai (1597)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Psalm 45; Isaiah 11:1; Luke 2:11; Ephesians 5:8-14; 2 Peter 1:19; Jude 21; Revelation 22:16
Topic: Eternal Life; Guidance; Hope6 more...
Source: Trans. Lutheran Book of Worship, 1978
Copyright: © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship (admin. Augsburg Fortress)
Tune Information
Name: WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET
Composer: Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1740)
Meter: Irregular
Key: D Major


Text Information:

This “Queen of Chorales” (see no. 349 for the “King”) is often associated with Epiphany because of the star imagery, but the text is really addressed to Christ as the Morning Star (Revelation 22:16), who guides and sustains us in this life and is our hope for the life to come.


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