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Now the Star of Christmas (The Three Faiths Epiphany Carol)

Now the star of Christmas
       shines into our day,
points a new direction:
       change is on the way -
there's another landscape
       to be travelled through,
there's a new-born spirit
       broadening our view.

When the Christ of Christmas
       speaks to heart and mind,
clears the clouded vision
       hurting humankind,
kindred spirits gather,
       drawn toward the light,
sharing revelation,
       joyful at the sight.

If we choose to follow,
       we may yet be wise:
where the three kings travel,
       three great faiths arise:
Christ within the Christian,
       Jesus in the Jew,
Prophet for the Muslim,
       each tradition true.

Where the star enlightens,
       light is shared around.
God has drawn no borders,
       faith sees common ground:
Peace the hopeful journey,
       justice without bar,
God's illumination
       from the Christmas star.

Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 2008 Hope Publishing Company

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Collections: A Place at the Table - Murray

Scriptural Reference: Matthew 2:1-3, 3-12; Galatians 3:29

Theme: Epiphany, Interfaith, Light, Understanding

Author(s): Murray, Shirley Erena (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: NOEL NOUVELET -

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Date Uploaded: Thu Aug 6 13:06:42 2009

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