The Star of Bethlehem (Sally DeFord)

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Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 118 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Star of Bethlehem, The
Composer: Sally DeFord

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano, flute (optional)

Published: composer

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Original text and translations

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1.
High above the weary world, amid the stars of heaven
To men of old a wondrous sign of peace and hope was given
A brighter star was kindled there, to reign among the skies
To mark the way to Bethlehem and everlasting light
And high above the weary world, for eyes to see that will
The star of Bethlehem will shine for those who seek him still

2.
High above the weary world it shone upon their road
And thus it led the wise men on, to seek a poor abode
And is there now no humble home to which its light may lead?
No quiet need? No tears of grief? No hungering soul to feed?
Look high above the weary world -- for eyes to see that will,
The star of Bethlehem will shine for those who seek him still

3.
High above the weary world his star still shines for me
It bids me seek the Holy Child, adoring on bended knee
It beckons me through ages past, by countless years undimmed
It bids me serve his children now, thus to worship him
And high above the weary world, for eyes to see that will
The star of Bethlehem will shine for those who seek him still.