Title: Midnight Stars Make Bright Sky
Composer: Trans. Mildred A. Wiant, 1966Chi-fang Liang, 1934 Harm. Bliss Wiant, 1934
Author: Chinese hymn Ching-chiu Yang, 1930
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-11 Luke 2:4-15
1. Midnight stars make bright the skies, Bethlehem in slumber lies; Glistening heaven sends forth great light, Shepherds see a wondrous sight! Angel ranks in chorus sing, Silken sounds from heaven ring, Frightened shepherds hear them say: "Christ comes down to earth today!" Glory be to God on high, Blest are all beneath the sky. 2. Midnight slumber lies o'er all; One lone bright lamp lights the stall. Choose old clothing, wrap Him warmly, Manger shall His cradle be. Born to save us from our sin, Word made flesh, our lives to win, Came to earth from heaven's throne, Mortals' sin to bear alone. Glory be to God on high, Blest are all beneath the sky. 3. Wise men long foretold the way, Saw the strange star's shining ray, Knew a child was born in Jewry, Worship would be joy for aye! Took strong camels hurrying, Crossing desert sought their King, Reverently to Him present Gold and myrrh and frankincense. Glory be to God on high, Blest are all beneath the sky.