520. Stars of the Morning, So Gloriously Bright

1 Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright,
Angels in heaven, resplendent in light,
These, where no darkness the glory can dim,
Praise the Thrice Holy Oneserving but Him.

2 These are Your ministers, these are Your own,
Lord God of Sabaoth, nearest Your throne;
These are Your messengers, these whom You send,
Helping Your helpless ones, Helper and Friend.

3 Then, when the earth was first poised in mid space,
Then, when the planets first sped on their race,
Then, when were ended the six days' employ,
Then all the sons of God shouted for joy.

4 Still let them aid us and still let them fight,
Lord of angelic hosts, battling for right,
Till, where their anthems they ceaselessly pour,
We with the angels may bow and adore.

Text Information
First Line: Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright
Title: Stars of the Morning, So Gloriously Bright
Author: Joseph the Hymnographer, c. 810-86
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Scripture: Psalm 103:20-21; Hebrews 1:14; Job 38:4-7; Revelation 5:13
Topic: Feasts and Festivals: St. Michael and All Angels
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: O QUANTA QUALIA
Arranger: John B. Dykes, 1823-76
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Antiphoner, Paris, 1681



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