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Michael Bedford What Star Is This?

Arranger
Michael Bedford
Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SAB
Original Publication
Carols for Choirs
Difficulty
Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

A setting of the 15th-century hymn Puer Nobis (but a very creative rhythmic treatment!)SAB and organ. Text by Charles Coffin

What star is this, with beams so bright, More beauteous than the noonday light?
It shines to herald forth the King, And Gentiles to his crib to bring.

Thus spake the prophet from afar Who told the rise of Jacob's star;
And eastern sages with amaze Upon the wondrous token gaze.

The guiding star above is bright, Within them shines a clearer light,
And leads them on with power benign To seek the Giver of the sign.

To God the Father, heav'nly Light, To Christ, revealed in earthly night,
To God the Holy Ghost we raise Our equal and unceasing praise.

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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