Let the Star of Morning Rise by Ted Loder
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
in the deepest night there rises the star of morning,
the herald of a new day you are making,
a day of great joy dawning in yet faint shafts of light and love.
I hear whispers of peace in the stillness,
fresh breezes of promise stirring,
winter sparrows chirping of life,
a baby's cry of need
and hope --
In the darkness I see the light
and find in it comfort,
cause for celebration,
for the darkness cannot overcome it;
and I rejoice to nourish it in myself,
in other people,
in the world
for the sake of him in whom it was born
and shines forever,
even Jesus the Christ.