1 As stars adorn the night-veiled sky,
arrayed like jewels rare and bright,
so shine God's saints in every age
to give the world new hop, new light.
2 The light saints bear is not their own
but shines through them as gift and sign:
to show how God can use and bless
frail human means for ends divine.
Through saints we glimpse the light of Christ,
the Morning Star that crowns the night,
whose rising heralds God's new day,
the promised dawn of life and light.
4 That light is ours to claim and share,
not merely praise or gaze upon:
for all who are baptized become
light-bearers through the Risen One.
5 The saints inspire and challenge us
our holy calling to embrace:
to bear Christ's light in our own day,
to be the vessels of God's grace.
|First Line:||As stars adorn the night-veiled sky|
|Author:||Carl P. Daw, Jr. (b. 1944)|
|Copyright:||© 1987 Hope Publishing Company|
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|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #748||As stars adorn the night-veiled sky||As stars adorn the night-veiled sky||WAREHAM||Carl P. Daw, Jr. (b. 1944)||LM||1 Peter 2:9; Acts 13:47-48; Ephesians 5:8-9; Ephesians 5:14; John 1:8; John 5:35; Matthew 5:16; Psalm 89:15-17; Revelation 22:16||2005||The Church Celebrates | Oneness with the Church in Heaven; Communion of Saints | ; Jesus | Names and images for; Light ||
|Worship (4th ed.) #887||As Stars Adorn the Night-Veiled Sky||As stars adorn the night-veiled sky||JESU DULCIS MEMORIA||Carl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944||LM||2011||All Saints ||