Friday, December 18, 2015

Star of Wonder


O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.


Born a king on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign.


I found this old song sung by Carolina Story, the harmony is wonderful and I LOVE IT.
Click HERE to here it.


Are you wondering why there is a star key chain hanging on the Christmas tree above? Here is the reason..
Monica at Beyond The Lone Islands   stated she was going to open a drawer, or cabinet every day for Advent and find something to post about for each day. I opened the drawer and there was this Keychain that I recieved from Heritage Park Facility, where my friend Rich lived. It says Volunteers are Stars.

It is hard to take a photo of a key chain, the nook was lit, and the star was hung on everything that would hold it and if you know me, you know The Rest Of The Story.

16 comments:

Ann said...

Ah yes, I know that song well. When I was growing up we had little booklets of Christmas hymns. To this day my favorite Christmas songs are the ones that were in that booklet.
What a neat idea for advent.

Jo said...

What a lovely idea for advent. So cute that the key chain came from the facility where your good friend lived. I love this Christmas Carol and was always sorry when it couldn't be sung in Afrikaans. We have bilingual church service here in Marquard and as the organist I chose the Christmas carols leading up to Christmas Eve. Thanks for sharing this post. Blessings Jo

Cranberry Morning said...

I love this glowing post and that carol. So nice that you happened upon Rich's key chain. I know it brings back loving memories. Have a wonderful weekend. Now I'm going to go listen to that song. Thanks!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I love this idea for advent. The star keychain looks beautiful with the light shining on it, pretty images and song.

Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

From the Kitchen said...

I love that carol! ...and the key chain.

Best,
Bonnie

Mersad said...

Love the warm glow of the decorations in your home.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhh gorgeous pictures and yes that is one of my favorite Carols too. Your pictures are so clear and crisp!!
Hugs Cecilia

DawnTreader said...

You did well with the middle picture especially! It really IS hard to take good indoors close-up pictures of little objects - and not least in the dark...

Dory and the Mama said...

What a beautiful star (and also one of my favorite carols!!)!

CountryMum said...

Volunteers certainly are stars!

Gail said...

You were Rich's shining star.

Rose said...

I love the idea of something from a drawer, or even just something from inside...I have thought about a fabric a day.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love that old song.The star is quite cute.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's true - volunteers are stars!

Betty Manousos said...

the star is quite cute. and i love all of your christmas decorations.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love that song. They did a lovely job with the song. Love the key chain and seeing it in the drawer was a gentle reminder of your dear friend Rich who I am sure your are missing deeply.