Shining Star

    “Shining Star,” New Era, Dec. 1979, 14–15

    In Tune:

    Shining Star

    1. If I had lived in Galilee

    Or walked Jerusalem’s road,

    Followed Jesus by Jordan’s sea,

    Would I have tried to lift His load?

    2. I wonder what my thoughts

    If I had seen the shining star

    If it had been my happy lot

    To hear the angels from afar.

    Would I have followed wisemen

    With a loving gift of mine,

    To a stable in Bethlehem

    Leaving all else behind?

    O silent skies, so full of light,

    Shine peace on this world tonight.

    Let hate and envy, grief and wars

    Be hid forever beneath shining stars.

    Shining Star
    Words by Eleanor P. Madsen
    Music by RaeAnn Rasmuson


    Calligraphy by Warren Luch