Starlight, Star Bright

This beautiful, heart-felt plea for peace was adapted from the "Starlight, Star bright" nursery rhyme by the late singer-songwriter, James Durst.  It is a lovely way to help children give voice to their hopes for a world where all people live peacefully together.  From Red's Parents' Choice "Gold" Award-winning CD, " Hello World".

Starlight Star Bright

Starlight, star bright
First star I see tonight
Wish I may, wish I might
Have the wish I wish, tonight

Shine on people of the earth
Make us worthy of our birth
Brighten paths through dark of night
That we might walk in truth and light

Shine on children everywhere
Keep them safe and free from care
Feed their bodies, souls, and minds
That they might bless this world in kind


Shine on animals and plants
Illuminate their lifelong dance
Light the land, the sky and sea
And all that share life's mysteries
Little beacon out in space
Shine upon the human race
Grant this humble, hopeful prayer
That peace might flourish everywhere

© 1993 PhoeniXongs (ASCAP)

Written by James Durst


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