Under the Stars, One Holy Night

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
Treble Choir, SSA Women's Choir, 2 C Instruments, and Piano

This sweet holiday piece is perfect for a joint concert featuring a combined children's and women's choir. The women's choir divides into three equal parts, so a trio of soloists would also work well. Instrumentation for 2 C instruments and piano gives you a great amount of flexibility.

Perusal Score: 
Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
JH - C009
Duration: 
3:00
Total Pages: 
12
Commissioned By: 
The Valley Voices and The Valley Children's Choir
Premiere
Premiere Date: 
11/30/2007
Premiere Ensemble: 
The Valley Voices and The Valley Children's Choir
Premiere Conductor: 
Sara Hagen
Text
Text Author or Source: 
Margaret Coote Brown, public domain
Language: 
English
Text: 

Under the stars, one holy night,
A little Babe was born;
Over his head a star shone bright,
And glistened til the morn.
And wise men came from far away,
And shepherds wandered where He lay,
Upon His lowly bed of hay,
Under the stars one night.

Under the stars, one blessed night,
The Christ-Child came to earth,
And through the darkness broke the light
Of morning at his birth.
And sweet hosannas filled the air,
And guardian angels watched him where
The Virgin Mother knelt in prayer,
Under the stars one night.

Under the stars, this happy night,
We wait for Him once more,
And seem to see the wondrous sight
The shepherds saw of yore.
O, Baby born in Bethlehem,
Come to us as you came to them,
And crown us with love's diadem,
Under the stars tonight.