Lovely Star in the Sky

Adapter: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lovely star in the sky
Title: Lovely Star in the Sky
Koren Title: Tong bang ùi byòl
Adapter: Reginald Heber
Meter: Irregular
Source: Korean text based on "Brightest and best of the sons of the morning"; English translation of a Korean text based on Heber's "Brightest Best and Best of the Sons of Morning"
Language: English; Korean
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: © 1990 Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music

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Instances

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Chalice Hymnal #175
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #94



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