Follow that Star – Julie Matthews
From the album ‘ Comfort and Joy’ St Agnes Fountain

I’ve been wandering about in the wilderness for hours,
Looking for this one bright star.
I was sleeping like a rock, close by my flock,
When suddenly this Angel appeared.

He said
“Son, you don’t want to miss this thing that’s happening tonight,
A New World will be born, before the day is light,
And if you want to be where all the chosen people are,
Follow that star”

Now it’s not for want of trying that I haven’t found my way,
My predicament is clear as to why,
There’s a hundred stars tonight, each one of them bright,
Which one should I set my compass by?

Cause I -
Really don’t want to miss this thing that’s happening tonight,
A New World will be born, before the day is light,
I just want to be where all the chosen people are,
And follow that star

I followed three travellers weary and worn,
They came to rest at an Inn keepers barn.
But who’s ever heard of a king being born in barn?
This is wrong, this must be wrong.
I won’t follow

Deciding I had seen, the Angel in a dream,
I headed towards home and to my bed.
When behind me in the dark, a stranger spoke,
And these were the words that he said,

“Son, you don’t want to miss this thing that’s happening tonight,
A New World will be born, before the day is light,
You’ve come to the place where all the chosen people are,
Look at that star”