Creator of the Stars of Night Lyrics
1 Creator of the stars of night,
Thy people’s everlasting light,
O Christ, Thou Saviour of us all,
We pray Thee, hear us when we call.
2 At the great name of Jesus, now
All knees must bend, all hearts must bow;
And things celestial Thee shall own,
And things terrestrial, Lord alone.
3 To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Laud, honour, might, and glory be
From age to age eternally.
Creator of the Stars of Night Hymn Story
“Creator of the Stars of Night” is another Latin hymn that has been translated into English. Unfortunately, we don’t know the author, but the translator was John Mason Neale.
John Mason Neale was born on 24th January 1818. He lost his father early in life in 1823 and was raised by his mom to whom he developed a special bond.
He was once quoted as saying, “a mother to whom I owe more than I can express.”
At school he was considered one of the most talented students. When he went to Cambridge University, he was considered the best man of his year.
After college he was ordained in the Church of England in 1842. Because of his affinity to Catholicism, he was shunned in his day and therefore his talents were never properly acknowledged.
Away from the spotlight he wrote a number of books and articles on liturgy and church history.
His contribution to Christian music is mainly through translating Greek and Latin hymns into English though he composed his own hymns too.
You can find these translations in Medieval Hymns and Sequences (1851, 1863, 1867), The Hymnal Noted (1852, 1854), Hymns of the Eastern Church (1862), and Hymns Chiefly Medieval (1865).
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