STAR OF THE EAST, THE
Kennedy / Cooper
as rec by Judy Garland w David Rose & his Orch
July 20th 1941 Hollywood
Star of the east, oh Bethlehem star,
Guiding us on to heaven afar,
sorrow and grief are lulled by thy light,
Now hope of each mortal in death's lonely night.
fearless and tranquil, we look up to thee,
Knowing thou beams through eternity.
Help us to follow where thou still dost guide
Pilgrims of earth so wide.
Oh, star that leads to God above,
Whose rays are peace and joy and love,
Watch o'er us still till life has ceased,
Beam on bright star, sweet Bethlehem star.
Star of the east, thou hope of the soul,
While round us here the dark billows roll,
Lead us from sin to glory afar,
Thou star of the east, thou sweet Bethlehem star.
(Contributed by Peter Akers - November 2010)