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Vocal Solo Medium Voice/Low Voice
Christmas
Women Unison



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From Veemo: What a beautiful song - it is such a simple tune that it is lovely.Well done!
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More about Rick Graham:
I am a self-taught pianist that originally hails from Pennsylvania. I have a love of music that spans several decades. My Grandmother instilled in me the gift of listening to the sound of music no matter where it was. I was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but sang as a young boy soprano in a boys choir for another church. Those years of learning music and techniques would forever stay with me as well as playing the recorder. I am married and am a grandfather and find great joy in my posterity. I moved to the Salt Lake area a couple years ago for employment and love it here (although I do miss my children and grandchildren terribly). I am humbled to be a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as a music missionary. I have been truly blessed and acknowledge all the gifts and blessings that I enjoy to Him, my Savior.
Song background:

My wife came home from her Relief Society Christmas dinner with this poem in hand. I saw that it was written by anonymous, and after doing a search, I found it to be indeed anonymous. I know it had to have a tune to go with it, so tonight I set down and started playing around. This tune formulated. It would be suitable for a unison choir - either Young Men/Women or adults. I hope you like it.

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Lyrics: A diamond shines no brighter than that lovely Christmas star.
It shines in all it's brilliance; it's seen from near and far.

Chorus

A symbol of the Christ child as He lay upon the hay,
It tells to ll the waiting world a King was born that day.

Chorus

Give us strength and hope and courage to do our best by far.
And never falter in our faith as we watch that Christmas star.

Chorus
O Bethlehem Star keep shining.
Give us faith and hope and love.
Keep our thoughts forever turning
to the Savior up above.
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