1 Silver star
shining out over Bethlehem,
lead worshippers from afar,
inspiring and guiding them!
They look for the infant King
with their gifts they will honour him;
and love in their hearts they bring,
true service to offer him.

2 Holy night
for a pilgrim to journey through!
O traveller, seek the light
that welcomes and beckons you!
You come to the brink of heaven,
to the gateway of paradise;
for you has the Child been given,
on you shall the Sun arise.

3 Silent sky
full of wonder and mystery
the splendour of God most high,
the mantle of majesty!
Yet God lays aside his crown
O give praise to the mighty Lord!
and for our release comes down
O welcome the living Word!

Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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