Hail the blest morn, see the great Mediator
This is an hymn by an anonymous author, apparently first appearing around 1820. But it is most famous as the first stanza of the tune Star in the East in William Walker's Southern Harmony in 1835. In Southern Harmony and following, the chorus is the first stanza of Brightest and best of the sons of the morning by Reginald Heber, 1811; following stanzas follow Heber's.
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Text and translations
Brick Church Hymns, 1823
Evangelical Hymns (Lexington, Kentucky), 1829
Southern Harmony, 1835
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