Star of Wonder
About the Song
This little solo was my Christmas Card Carol for 2013. I was late getting it done (as usual) and didn’t manage to get the score done in time to post before Christmas. So I tucked it away in a file marked “For Next Year” and it was almost forgotten even for the following season.
It’s another song about… the Christmas star. For some reason, I’m just fascinated by it. I wonder how long before the first Christmas that star had to be lit to shine out just at the right time? Or was it simply an immediate miracle? God can do either. And I wonder if it’s still there, quietly hiding among its lesser fellows.
This one is just for solo voice–no choral setting yet. Maybe one of these days.
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Recording featuring vocals by James Loynes:
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What wondrous light dispels the night
and beckons from the skies?
While Jesus sleeps and shepherds seek
the manger where He lies?
A star ascends o’er Bethlehem and sets the world aglow
A symbol of the Father’s love to all who dwell below.
Star of wonder, burning bright
Lead me to the manger-side
Light that leads to endless Light
Shine upon my soul
What softer gleam of light is seen
descending on the air?
As Mary smiles upon the Child
entrusted to her care?
The starlight streams, the gentle beams fall softly on His brow
So heaven brings the newborn King a shining, starry crown
What wondrous light dispels the night,
when Christ is born on earth?
Celestial guide that leads the wise
to worship at His birth!
Now from afar, within my heart this pilgrimage is made
I kneel before the infant Lord who slumbers on the hay
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