O Loving Founder of the Stars

As part of my job as music director at Lakewood UCC, I write a lot of original music (original hymns, anthems, solo keyboard pieces, hymn-tune settings). Because of the corona virus lockdown, I’ve been doing all those same things, but for online posts by Lakewood. If those interest you, you can hear those posts at https://lakewooducc.org/category/posts/music/.

I’ve decided to post some of those here: the ones that feature original content by me. This post was originally posted on April 1, 2020 at http://lakewooducc.org/2020/04/01/o-loving-founder-of-the-stars/.

O Loving Founder of the StarsThe choir often sings this arrangement of mine of New Century Hymnal #111 at Easter. Here is that same arrangement performed on organ. You’re welcome to follow along. The exact words as found in our hymnal aren’t found online, but a common text found in other hymnals is at https://hymnary.org/text/creator_of_the_stars_of_night. Those words have 6 versus. The New Century Hymnal version, however, has only 5 verses.

The picture to the left is of a door at the Salzburg Cathedral.

Author: Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

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