One of the very finest hymns ever written is “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star,” Pastor Philip Nicolai’s masterpiece. Sadly most hymnals do not provide a complete translation of this 16th century German hymn. The version we base today’s service upon provides all seven stanzas. These additional stanzas bring to light the clear references to the Lord’s Supper and the Means of Grace. Jesus, the Morning Star, shines into our lives through these means.