John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
jheaton

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Star of Wonder

Star of Wonder

Star of wonder in the heavens,
Wonder what you want of me.
Should I follow you tonight?
Star of wonder, star of wonder.

I am just a lonely shepherd
Watching from a distant hill.
Why do you appear to me?
Star of wonder, if you will.

In the morning they'll come looking
For the shepherd on the hill.
What would make her leave her flock
For surely she must love them still?

Star of wonder in the heavens
Are you just a shining star,
Or should I follow you tonight?
Star of wonder, star of wonder,
Shining bright.

Terre Roche (1953-)

This is my favorite song from my favorite Christmas album, We Three Kings by the Roches. (Until my own Christmas album comes out next year, anyway.) Go buy it!

Edited to add, by popular request, a brief snippet of "Star of Wonder," courtesy loudeye.com. You'll need Windows Media Player to hear it. And if you can read music, you may be interested in looking at Terre Roche's own score for the song.

Tags: advent: 2003, poet's corner
Subscribe

  • Art on Saturday: Portrait of Antonio Vivaldi

    Every yar during Advent, my church choir presents a major work celebrating the season during a Sunday worship service. This year, we're doing…

  • Art on Sunday

    My oldest niece's college education gets underway tomorrow; my oldest nephew's, next Thursday. Very exciting! In their honor, here are some relevant…

  • Baseball at Night

    I decided that I needed another baseball cap far more than I needed a new bobblehead or to shake hands with the Soup Nazi, so I'm off to the Duck…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 6 comments