It was on a starry night
Source: Singing the Faith: 206
Words: Joy Webb
Music: Joy Webb arr Paul Leddington Wright
Ideas for use
Hymns with a chorus, such as this one, can also work very well with children and younger people. You can suggest that the children join in with the chorus only – this not only offers an element of memorable repetition for them; it adds some variety and uplift to the congregational sound. (See Let the children sing.)
Joy Webb’s other hymns in Singing the Faith are When I’m feeling down and sad (StF 642) and I should like to speak to you (StF 522). For an account of Joy’s chart successes with the Joystrings in the 1960s, see When I’m feeling down and sad.