Here’s a sweet song that I used to sing with my daughters in church. It was written by R. Fisher Boyce. It was published in 1940. Boyce and his wife had 11 children, of whom only five lived to adulthood. Is that a sufficient plague connection?

It’s a very nice song.

 

 

O Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem
Shining far through shadows dimmed
Giving the light for those who long have gone
Guiding the wise men on their way
Unto the place where Jesus lay
Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on
Oh beautiful star the hope of light
Guiding the pilgrims through the night
Over the mountains ’till the break of dawn
Into the land of perfect day
It will give out a lovely ray
Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on
Oh beautiful star (beautiful, beautiful star)
Of Bethlehem (star of Bethlehem)
Shine upon us until the glory dawns
Give us a lamp to light the way
Unto the land of perfect day
Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on
Oh beautiful star the hope, the grace
For the redeem the good and the blessed
Yonder in glory when the crowd is one

Jesus is now the star divine
Brighter and brighter he will shine
Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on
Oh beautiful star (beautiful, beautiful star)
Of Bethlehem (star of Bethlehem)
Shine upon us until the glory dawns
Give us a lamp to light the way
Unto the land of perfect day
Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on
Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on
We had a nice day today. My husband is on vacation, so he and I and #1 daughter took the Littles to see the lights downtown. We picked up Chinese take out and came back to our house for dinner.
I also started taking vitamins today.