Shining Star
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“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