For the first time in 800 years A special star will shine The star that show in Bethlehem And was an ancient sign. This star show'd down upon them Two thousand years ago, A babe laid in a manger As a sign for shepherds to know "The blameless one, the spotless lamb, Is here," the angels sang, "To bring us peace and hope and joy!" Our hearts still yearn and pang For these, as much as they did then. With much fear, hunger, and hate Surrounding us each day we live Our troubles seem so great. But now our year is closing A year so full of death It’s hard to hope for something more To smile, to take a breath. But hark, the herald angels Are coming here once more To sing and to remind us Of what there is in store We sometimes look at troubles And bumps heard in the night As if they are the ending and We forget to seek the light The light of joy, the light of hope, The light of peace and love Will always shine upon us If we just look up above Above the clouds and worries Above the crowds and strife There’s more than just what we see And more in this great life So as the season waxes Toward Christmas and long nights Look up to the heavens And the star that is most bright Recall the Christmas story When the Son of God came down The angel songs remind us still Of Christ born in Bethlehem town
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