Title: When the Morning Stars Together
Composer: alt.As in Tochter Sion, Cologne, 1741
Author: Albert F. Bayly, 1969;
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 Job 38:7
Theme: Morning and Opening Hymns
1. When the morning stars together Their Creator's glory sang, And the angel host all shouted Till with joy the heavens rang, Then Your wisdom and Your greatness Their exultant music told, All the beauty and the splendor Which Your mighty works unfold. 2. When in synagogue and temple Voices raised the psalmists' songs, Offering the adoration Which alone to You belongs, When the singers and the cymbals With the trumpet made accord, Glory filled the house of worship, And all knew Your presence, Lord. 3. Voice and instrument in union Through the ages spoke Your praise, Plain-song, tuneful hymns, and anthems Told Your faithful, gracious ways. Choir and orchestra and organ Each a sacred offering brought, While, inspired by Your own Spirit, Poet and composer wrought. 4. Lord, we bring our gift of music; Touch our lips and fire our hearts, Teach our minds and train our senses, Fit us for these sacred arts. Then with skill and consecration We would serve You, Lord, and give All our powers to glorify You, And in serving fully live.