It Was On A Starry Night

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It was on a starry night
When the hills were bright,
Earth lay sleeping, sleeping calm and still.
Then in a cattle shed,
In a manger bed,
A boy was born, King of all the world.

And all the angels sang for Him,
The bells of heaven rang for Him,
For a boy was born, King of all the world.
And all the angels sang for Him,
The bells of heaven rang for Him,
For a boy was born, King of all the world.

Soon the shepherds came that way
Where the baby lay
And were kneeling, kneeling by His side.
And their hearts believed again
For the peace of men,
For a boy was born, King of all the world.

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Information About It Was On A Starry Night

It was on a starry night is a Christmas carol originally written by Joy Webb. She was a member of the Joy Strings, a 1960's Salvation Army music group.

The song was first released in 1964 and peaked on the United Kingdom music chart at number 34.

Since then, the song is regularly performed by choirs and music groups all around the world, especially during Christmas.

The lyrics typically refer to the happenings of Christmas day. "It was on a starry night when the hills were bright, Earth lay sleeping, sleeping calm and still. Then in a cattle shed, in a manger bed a boy was born, king of the entire world".

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Ann Wills, London

23 December 2015 at 2:30pm

This carol is wonderful and I wish I had heard it before. It is both joyful and poignant at the same time. I like to hear more of how it was written. A wonderful song for Nativity plays and in schools and churches.

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Mrs heather smith, United Kingdom

14 December 2015 at 7:18pm

Grandson keeps singing this. Where can i buy the music etc?

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Lynn, United Kingdom

7 November 2015 at 11:23pm

This carol always reminds me of my daughters when they were in primary school it was always sang every year at their carol service. It used to bring a tear to my eye then and it still does. They are now in their thirties and forties. Not many songs can stir up emotions like that after so many years.

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MomdyJakobs, Denmark

6 November 2015 at 7:35am

Hi everyone, I'm a new mother and I am trying to get my two month daughter to sleep through the night. Currently I'm fortunate to have four hours rest each night. Does anyone have any ideas? Best wishes

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judith, United Kingdom

30 October 2015 at 12:22pm

A lovely carol telling the story of Christmas neatly and beautifully. I love it.

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Alpha Skua, USA

11 August 2015 at 8:52pm

I never heard this one before

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sophie, United Kingdom

25 January 2015 at 11:03am

thank you

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maris, uk

20 December 2014 at 8:15pm

I love this song it really brings home to your heart who was born at Christmas he was king of all the world .

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Honeyx44, United Kingdom

18 December 2014 at 6:05pm

I love this song beaucause of the wonderful music and singing . Also I sang this in my carol concert.

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salma, birmingham

17 December 2014 at 7:45pm

i love this song the best i couldn't stop being hypa

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9 December 2014 at 9:43pm

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