Beautiful Star of Bethlehem by Al Phipps
Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem. Shinning far through shadows dimmed. Giving the life for those who long have gone on. Guiding the wise men on their way. Unto the place where Jesus lay. Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on
Oh beautiful star the hope of light. Guiding the pilgrims through the night. Over the mountains ’till the break of dawn. Into the land of perfect day. It will give out a lovely ray. Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on
Oh beautiful star (beautiful, beautiful star) of Bethlehem. Star of Bethlehem. Shine upon us until the glory dawn. Give us a lamp to light the way. Unto the land of perfect day. Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on
Oh beautiful star the hope, the grace. For the redeem of good and blessed. Yonder in glory when the crowd is one. Jesus is now the star divine. Brighter and brighter he will shine. Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on
I love Christmas music. But this song is one of my favorites, no matter who sings it. It was our choir special yesterday. I really enjoy singing it.
I think the reason that I like it so much is that it is a Christmas song but it isn’t. It reminds me that yes, the star that led the wise men to Jesus was important, but the Star that leds us now is even more important.
One thing, as a side note, about the star is that it shone for a long time. It appeared when Jesus was born and the wise men didn’t, technically, find Jesus until He was a toddler. That really bugs me that wise men are always shone at the manger scene when they weren’t there. Only the shepherds are recorded as seeing Him there that night.
Ok, rant over. I’m off the soap box.
Anyway, this song brings me hope. It makes me smile. It reminds me that this isn’t all there is to it. It reminds me that I have the brightest, most beautiful Star lighting my path in this dark world. It reminds me that He has been here for those that have come before me and that He will be there for those after me, if He delays His coming.
So today, as you listen to your music, listen to the words. The writer is trying to tell you something. That being said, you had better consider what and who it is you are listening to. Everything that goes into your brain affects you in some way, shape or form.