786. Little Star

1 How wise you look, little star, away
Up yonder in the sky;
How many years have you twinkled there
Above the world so high?

Refrain:
Little star, away up yonder,
Tell me, were you shining then?
Did you hear the angels singing,
“Peace! Goodwill to men”?

2 I often wonder if you were there
When Christ lay in the stall,
And if you saw, from your dizzy height,
The infant Lord of all. [Refrain]

3 If you had listened on that night,
Could you have heard the song
That floated down on the midnight air
From that angelic throng? [Refrain]

4 Oh, yes, a wise little star are you,
Yet not a word to say;
You watch all night o’er the drowsy earth,
And sleep all through the day. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: How wise you look, little star, away
Title: Little Star
Author: Jennie Ree
Meter: 9.6.9.6.8.7.8.5
Scripture: Psalm 147:4
Topic: Jesus/Savior
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Little_Star); The Standard Publishing Company, Jewels for Juniors, circa 1911 (114); Timeless Truths Publications, Sing unto the Lord (10)
Refrain First Line: Little star, away up yonder
Tune Information
Name: [How wise you look, little star, away]
Composer: Charles H. Gabriel (1904)
Meter: 9.6.9.6.8.7.8.5
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Little_Star); The Standard Publishing Company, Jewels for Juniors, circa 1911 (114); Timeless Truths Publications, Sing unto the Lord (10)



Media
Sibelius score: Little_Star.sib (view in Scorch) (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Little_Star)
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