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She Loved Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

She Loved Beautiful Star of Bethlehem. It was her favorite Christmas song.

It was her favorite because it was her mom’s favorite. Mom told me many times about how Grandma used to sing it all year long. It was more than a Christmas carol for her: it was a hymn and a lullaby, too. I think the song rings so true in part because it was written in a barn, someplace very much like the place Jesus was born.

I remember Grandma singing it to me while I sat next to her in her living room, her arm around me and my head nestled against her. I’d watch the little figures swing back and forth on the clock across the room while she sang, and listen to Grandpa turn the pages of his newspaper as he read it at the kitchen table in the next room.

This song is my mom, my grandma, my grandpa and his ever-present newspaper. It’s mantle clocks, purest love, warm cuddles on a cold day. It’s peace.

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
written by R. Fisher Boyce

Oh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Shining afar through shadows dim
Giving the light for those who long have gone
Guiding the wise men on their way
Unto the place where Jesus lay
Oh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem shine on.

Oh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Shine upon us until the glory dawns.
Give us a light to guide the way
Unto the land of perfect day
Oh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, shine on.

Oh Beautiful Star the hope of rest
For the redeemed the good and blessed
Yonder in glory when the crown is won.
Jesus is now the star divine
Brighter and brighter he will shine
Oh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem shine on.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Muffin

    Beautiful Person singing a Beautiful Song!
    Thank You for sharing…Hugs

    December 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm
    • Reply kindradoo

      Thank you, Muffin! <3

      December 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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