Star Song
Ed Henderson

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CP 1287A - SSAA and piano

CP 1287B - SSAA, guitar, piano and acoustic bass

We have been having epiphanies, like suns,

all this year long.

And now, at its close, when the planets

are shining through frost,

radiance runs like music in the bones,

and the heart keeps rising at the sound of any song.

Old magic flowing, the calling of bells,

round high and clear, flying and falling,

re-sounding the death knell of our old year,

the new appearing of Christ, our Morning Star.

Now burst! all our bell throats.

Toll! every clapper tongue.

Stun the still night!

Jesus himself gleams through our high heart notes

(it is no fable).

It is he whose light glistens in each song sung

and in all of us in the true coming

together again at the stable: shepherds,

sages, his women and men,

common and faithful, wealthy and wise,

with carillon hearts

and, suddenly,

stars in our eyes.

Luci Shaw - from WinterSong 146

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