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My family and indeed, the entire large posterity of my parents' family, almost all of whom are singers and instrumentalists, have my mother, Ruth Green, to thank for the music that has enriched our lives and our service for the last 60-odd years. I do not forget the sacrifice of my father in providing lessons for his five daughters. Mama sent us to our performances saying, "Do pretty," and then attended every one of them. They laid the foundation of the tradition of training and performance that has come down in each one of our families. I am most grateful.
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Lyrics: The stars hung in the quiet sky
with bright and silver gleam,
Shining on a world that lay
All silent in a dream.
The lights of heaven showed the way
To Joseph and his Mary
When into Bethlehem at night
They came both faint and weary.
They sang with angels heralding
the birth of one small babe
Who came as heaven's only son
And rose with power to save.
They lent their light to one great star,
Which was the Savior's sign,
And showed to all the waiting world
He was the child divine.
The gleaming stars still shine aloft
In eyes of children pure,
Who wait with them for Christ, the time
When he will come once more.
And in the intervening years
While men go on their way,
The stars keep bright the memory
Of Jesus' holy day.
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