There Was Starlight on the Hillside
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    There Was Starlight on the Hillside

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    1. There was starlight on the hillside,

    And one star bent very low

    Till it passed above a stable

    On that night so long ago.

    2. There were shepherds on the hillside

    On that night in Bethlehem.

    Heav’nly hosts appeared, proclaiming

    Joyous tidings unto them.

    3. There was Jesus in the manger,

    Born that night in Bethlehem.

    And the shepherds left the hillside,

    And they came to worship him.

    Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott, 1910–2004. © 1973 IRI

    Music: Michael Finlinson Moody, b. 1941. © 1973 IRI

    Luke 2:4–16

    Matthew 2:1–2