Creator of the Stars of Night


Conditor [Creator] alme siderum. [Advent.] This hymn is sometimes ascribed to St. Ambrose, but on insufficient evidence. It was rejected as such by the Benedictine editors; and with this the best authorities agree. It is known in various forms…
Translation in common use:— i. The Sarum Breviary Text: Conditor alme siderum.
1. Creator of the stars of night, by J. M. Neale, in the first edition of the Hymnal Noted, 1852, No. 10, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. This is repeated without alteration in later editions of the Hymnal Noted; in Skinner's Daily Hymnal, 1864; in the Hymner, 1882, and others. It is also given as "Creator of the starry height, Thy people's," &c, in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861 (the alterations being by the compilers, who had printed another arrangement of the text in their trial copy of 1859), and Allon's Supplemental Hymns, 1868, &c. In Mercer, Oxford ed., 1864, it is rewritten by Mercer. Another rendering, slightly altered, from the Hymnal Noted is, "Creator of the starry height, Of faithful hearts," &c, in the Hymnary, 1872.

--Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #216
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #33aText
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #33bText
Catholic Book of Worship III #307
Chalice Hymnal #127
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #288Text
Common Praise (1998) #96Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #108Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #245
Gather (3rd ed.) #420
Gather Comprehensive #337Text
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #334
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #84Text InfoAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #60
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #148a
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #148b
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #239
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #71
Lutheran Service Book #351TextPage Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #368
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #4
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #72
Small Church Music #1254Audio
Small Church Music #1523Audio
The Christian Life Hymnal #76
The Cyber Hymnal #1089TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #1a
The New English Hymnal #1b
The United Methodist Hymnal #692
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #41
Worship (4th ed.) #405
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #368
Include 23 pre-1979 instances