135. There’s a Star in the East (Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow)

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1 There’s a star in the east on Christmas morn.
Rise up, shepherd, and follow.
It will lead to the place where the Christ was born.
Rise up, shepherd, and follow.

Refrain
Follow, follow;
rise up, shepherd, and follow.
Follow the star of Bethlehem.
Rise up, shepherd, and follow.

2 If you take good heed to the angel’s words,
rise up, shepherd, and follow.
You’ll forget your flocks, you’ll forget your herds.
Rise up, shepherd, and follow. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: There's a star in the east on Christmas morn
Title: There’s a Star in the East (Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Luke 2:8-16
Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany; Jesus Christ: Birth
Source: African American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Follow, follow
Tune Information
Name: FOLLOW
Meter: Irregular
Key: D Major
Source: African American spiritual


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This African American spiritual, cast in a characteristic call-and-response style, provides a reminder that the good news of the Incarnation should lead Christians not only to awe and adoration but also to living and acting in ways that make God’s purposes known to others.


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