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The Star of Morning

posted Jan 8, 2017, 1:21 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 8, 2017, 1:22 PM ]
Did you know the Christmas season concludes tomorrow with the Baptism of the Lord? Hopefully, music has helped you spread the Christmas spirit joyfully.

In her hymn book The Listening Heart, Benedictine Sister Genevieve Glen writes about the Epiphany of the Lord that “Quite likely, we have no material gold, frankincense or myrrh. All we can offer in our worship is the gift of our lives. It is the only gift asked of us at journey’s end.” Here is the text of a hymn she wrote…

The Star of Morning

The star of morning pierces night
Where clouds and darkness hide the light
From those who seek the one whose birth
Illumines all the shrouded earth.

The wise who journey from afar
Entrust their lives to hope’s bright star
To lead them to the promised One
Whose rising will outshine the sun.

We bring you gifts of simple praise,
The incense of our nights and days,
The gold of honor, myrrh of tears,
The journey of our days and years.

All praise be yours, O God, whose light
Still guides us through the world’s long night
Toward break of everlasting day:
All praise be yours, O God, we pray!