Sunday, December 11, 2011

New from Hagen Music: The Star that Bears Your Name

The Star that Bears Your Name
(music & lyrics by B.D.Scheihagen)

There's a star somewhere up above
that in heaven bears your name
It flared into existence
the same day that you came

A message sent by starlight
has come to you in time to say
"Just like baby Jesus,
You, too, are divine."

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            Well, you give me strength
            as you give me love
            so somewhere in heaven
            your star is shining from above

To think that such important men
came to such a humble place
and found there before them
the flower of the human race

and so they knelt before him
with all humility
to give more than presents
but to tend to love's progeny

            They said "We'll give you strength
            as we give you love
            for up there in heaven
            your star is shining from above."

Oh, how the world's turned
and I can't help but wonder
what the rest of us have heard.
Running round in circles, on a shopping spree,
just to meet the demands of society
Was it really what I wanted?
Is it really what you need?

Silent night,
have you come to comfort me?
Wrapped in your darkness
with no lamp by which to see

or adrift in deep water
with no compass by which to steer
but for your darkness
the stars become so clear

            So we give each other strength
            as we give each other love
            as all the stars in heaven
            are shining from above.

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Have a happy, stress-free holiday!
Begun on Christmas morning of 2008,
this song was finished on Three Kings Day (6 Jan) of 2009 and would be recorded as the first song in Brent's "52 Songs in 52 Weeks Project".  It is not the only holiday song he has written, but it is the only song he may ever have to write about Christmas in this day and age.

Life itself is more sacred than the trappings of society.  The gift of love is more precious than anything that can be bought or sold.  Receiving love is what sustains all of us for we do not live on bread alone.
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Image 1 is the LH 95 star forming region of the Large Megallanic Cloud, taken by the Hubble Telescope.
Image 2 is the 'Adoration of the Magi' by Florentine painter Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337).

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