Author of the Lyrics
The author of the elevating
words of the "Do You Know How Many Stars? " lyrics,
Johann Wilhelm Hey (March 26, 1789-May 19, 1854),
was born in Leina (near Gotha), Germany and
achieved fame as a pastor, court preacher and hymn writer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Do You Know How Many Stars?
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist):
Johann Wilhelm Hey (March 26, 1789
to May 19, 1854)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: composite translation
Name of Composer of Music:
Hymn Category: Old Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Do you know how many stars There are shining in the "
First Publication Date:
Do You Know How Many Stars? Lyrics
Do you know how many stars
There are shining in the sky?
Do you know how many clouds
Every day go floating by?
God, the Lord, their number knoweth,
For each one His care He showeth,
Of the bright and boundless host,
Of the bright and boundless host.
Do you know how many birdies
In the sunshine sing each day?
Do you know how many fishes
In the sparkling water play?
God, the Lord, Who dwells in Heaven,
Name and life to each has given,
In His love they live and move,
In His love they live and move.
Do you know how many children
Go to little beds at night,
And without a care or sorrow
Wake again with morning light?
God in Heav'n each name can tell,
Know us, too, and loves us well,
He's our best and dearest Friend,
He's our best and dearest Friend.