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Every Star Is Different

Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Cheerfully

(Optional obbligato for piano, bells, flute, etc.)

1. Ev’ry star is diff’rent,

And so is ev’ry child.

Some are bright and happy,

And some are meek and mild.

Ev’ry one is needed

For just what he can do.

You’re the only person

Who ever can be you.

[Chorus]

A shining star, shining brightly,

Not so very far, shining brightly;

Be a shining star. Shine so brightly;

Shine right where you are, brightly!

2. I can shine for others

And let them feel my love,

Follow the commandments

That come from God above.

I can help another

To learn to choose the right.

Having faith and courage

Will let my star shine bright.

Words: John C. Cameron, b. 1951

Music: K. Newell Dayley, b. 1939; arr. by K. Newell Dayley

© 1980 by K. Newell Dayley. Arr. © 1989 IRI. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

Matthew 5:16

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