Star of morn and even

Star of morn and even

Author: Francis Turner Palgrave
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1 Star of morn and even,
Sun of heaven's heaven,
Saviour high and dear,
Toward us turn Thine ear;
Through whate'er may come,
Thou canst lead us home.

2 Though the gloom be grievous,
Those we leant on leave us,
Though the coward heart
Quit its proper part,
Though the tempter come,
Thou wilt lead us home.

3 Saviour pure and holy,
Lover of the lowly,
Sign us with Thy sign,
Take our hands in Thine,
Take our hands and come,
Lead Thy children home.

4 Star of morn and even,
Shine on us from heaven;
From Thy glory-throne,
Hear Thy very own:
Lord and Saviour, come,
Lead us to our home.


The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: Francis Turner Palgrave

Palgrave, Francis Turner, M.A., eldest son of Sir Francis Palgrave, the Historian, was born at Great Yarmouth, Sept. 28, 1824, and educated at the Charterhouse (1838-1843) and at Oxford, where he graduated in first class Classical Honours. He was scholar of Balliol (1842) and Fellow of Exeter (1846). He was engaged in the Education Department of the Privy Council till 1884, being also Private Secretary to Lord Granville (then Lord President). In 1885 he was elected Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. Professor Palgrave's publications include:— (1) Idylls and Songs, 1854; (2) Art Catalogue of the Great Exhibition, 1862; (3) Essays on Art, 1866; (4) Lyrical Poems, 1871; (5) Hymns, 1st ed., 1867; 2nd ed., 1868; 3rd ed., 1870.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Star of morn and even
Author: Francis Turner Palgrave


Star of morn and even. F. T. Palgrave. [Morning or Evening.] Written in 1862, and given to Sir R. Palmer (Lord Selborne) in manuscript, and included by him in his Book of Praise, 1862, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. It is also given in the author's Hymns, 1867, p. 7, where it is entitled "The Day Star"; in the Savoy Hymnary, 1882; Thring's Collection, 1882, and others. It has been set to special music by Tilleard, London, Novello, 1868.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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