Daystar

You are the one true GodDaystar
Your glory fills the air.
Throughout our lives You guide our paths
And fill our hearts with Your care
So shall we sing Your praise

(Chorus)
You’re the Messiah
The shining daystar
Your presence lights the morning
Lingers through ‘setting sun
Our praises we send up to Your throne
Our Daystar, precious Morning Star

Our souls delight in Your
Inside believers’ hearts
There is a well flowing over with comfort
Springing forth from You
So shall we lift up Your name

(Chorus)
You’re the Messiah
The shining daystar
Your presence lights the morning
Lingers through ‘setting sun
Our praises we send up to Your throne
Our Daystar, precious Morning Star

(Bridge)
Daystar, brightness of the morning
Daystar, shining through the night
Daystar, brightness of the morning
Daystar, showing us the light

(Chorus)
Our Daystar, Daystar,
Daystar, precious Morning Star

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Lyrics ©1986 Kat Kreations/Kathi Isbell. Set to music by Steve Ross.
Performed by Daystar 85-86 St. Louis Christian College ensemble.

Daystar-Summer85

Daystar summer team

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Daystar in the fall semester

Daystar during the spring semester

Daystar during the spring semester

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Sing Glory unto Him

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And praise His holy name
For He alone reigns o’er the earth
Lift up a new song
Declare His glory
To all His people everywhere

Sing glory unto Him
Lift up His holy name
Magnify our God
For He alone reigns evermore

Rejoice, you righteous ones
And let the skies rejoice
And proclaim His mighty power
Shout out unto the Lord
The Lord our mighty God
Who is deserving of all praise

Sing glory unto Him
Lift up His holy name
Magnify our God
For He alone reigns evermore

Sing glory unto Him
Lift up His holy name
Magnify our God
For He alone reigns evermore

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©1986 Kat Kreations/Kathi Isbell

These lyrics were set to music by Steve Ross and performed by Daystar, with soloist, Nancie Eagan, during my sophomore year at St. Louis Christian College.

Keep the Faith

Fight the good fightCrossbox
Finish the race
And through it all
Keep the faith

With so many witnesses around us
Let us throw off all that hinders us
And with determination inside
Our eyes on Christ, the crucified
We’ll not grow weary or lose heart
As we run the race right from the start
We’ve got to

Fight the good fight
Finish the race
And through it all
Keep the faith

Forgetting all that’s behind me
Straining to reach what’s ahead
Straight to the goal, I’m runnin’ ahead
Jesus promised in what He said
God will fill those whose desires
Are to do just what He requires

I have fought the good fight
Finished the race
And through it all
I’ve kept the faith
Through it all
Through it all
Through it all
I’ve kept the faith.

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Lyrics ©1983 Kat Kreations/Kathi Isbell. Set to music by Steve Ross.
Performed by Daystar 85-86 St. Louis Christian College ensemble.  Lead vocals: Steve Ross; Guitar: Shawn Doggett

Bridal Prayer

The moment is here, and I can hardly believeWedProgram
that you, my groom, and I, your bride,
very soon will be named “husband and wife.”
I’ve been eagerly waiting for this day to come,
when we embark on our journey together,
no longer as two, but now as one.

(Chorus)
And my bridal prayer shall be…
That our marriage will reflect
our Father’s perfect design
for the union of a woman and man.
that our hearts will nurture
our Savior’s passion divine
for a richer walk with His hands in ours.
May our Lord’s desires become our own
as we grow closer to Him and one another.

I’m wanting to be all that you’ve wanted in me,
as I grow in the grace of God.
Rev’rent and pure, loving, gentle and kind,
I’ll be submitted to you as you are to Christ.
I give fully to you my loving devotion,
and await the years of life we’ll share.

(Chorus)

This is my bridal prayer
for our marriage, for our hearts, for our love

(Chorus)
May our Lord’s desires become our own
as we grow closer to Him and one another.

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Lyrics © Kat Kreations/Kathi Isbell. Set to music by Tamara Carson Hogan.
Performed by Sherry Colclasure Bopp for her wedding day.

Revelation 22

Thanks, Jesus, for the victory YOU bring!

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“Behold, I am coming Soon!  My reward is with Me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.” (v 12 NIV)

Lord Jesus, Come!  How I long for the Day when I’ll see You face to face, when I’ll be transformed, when this life will be gone and all eternity will be before us together in Your presence!

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End … I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” (v 13, 16 NIV)

You spoke the first word that began Your creation’s existence.  You’ll have the last word in Your creation’s redemption and judgment.  You created Your people, the lineage that You preserved throughout human history and to which You grafted those born of the Spirit, not the flesh.  From that lineage, You were born into a human body that would be the light of this world, so that sin may be exposed, forgiveness might be seen, and the path to You, Father, might be illuminated.

As I await Your return, keep me continually in Your Word, regularly in communion with You, and faithfully in service to You in this world.  Keep on transforming me to be more like Jesus until the Day I am embraced by You in person.  Amen.

Revelation 21

Thanks, Jesus, for the victory YOU bring!

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“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth…and God himself will be with them…” (v 1, 3 NIV)

Long ago, Father, You spoke through prophets to Your people.  Then, You came as Your Son, Jesus, to walk among us.  When He returned to Your side, You gave us Your Holy Spirit to dwell within us.  One day we have the sure promise of being with YOU in person.  (How much longer, Daddy?)

“…’Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’  And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.” (v 9-10 NIV)

John writes a description of this city, symbolizing Your Church, that involves words which convey its nature.

  • Because I am part of Your Church, this description is of what You are making of me. Its brilliance and foundation are described as precious jewels–You consider me precious in Your sight (Isaiah 43:4).
  • Over and over in this book that You led John to write, certain numbers have symbolized perfection. Here there are twelve gates, twelve foundations and its measurements are multiples of twelve. By the blood of Your Son and Your overwhelming grace, You are at work to present me perfect, mature and complete.
  • This city is described as “pure gold” and its street too — You are at work to refine me, to purify me, so that I might be holy and blameless in Your sight.

Keep at it, Lord, as You continue to make me just like Jesus until I’m with You for eternity. Amen.

Revelation 20

Thanks, Jesus, for the victory YOU bring!

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“And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven… He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years … to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended.  After that, he must be set free for a short time…

“When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations… to gather them for battle … “ (v 1-3, 7-8 NIV)

You reveal here, Father, just how incredibly evil the enemy is.  You also reveal Your sovereign power over him, since he is a created being.

“…In number they are like the sand on the seashore.  They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city He loves.  But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.  And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown.  They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (v 8-10 NIV)

The troops of evil gather around Your people and yet, there IS NO BATTLE.  YOU destroy them in one swoop of fire from heaven!  You demonstrate again Your sovereignty, Your omnipotence and Your holiness.

Not only do the spiritual beings who are evil taste Your judgment, but we who are human do as well.  “If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire” (v 15 NIV).  Those who have been faithful to You get to hear You say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!  You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.  Come and share your Master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:23 NIV)  However, You don’t reward unfaithfulness or the lives who had no faith in You at all, never accepting Your Son.

“Each person was judged according to what he had done” (Revelation 20:13 NIV).  Based on what You’ve said in the rest of Your Word, this is not saying that we’re saved by what we do.  Yet, a person’s actions are vivid indicators of where a person’s heart has set its devotion and affection and faith.  (See James 4:14, 18, 20-24, 26.)

Thanks, Father, for where my name is.  I’m at Your mercy and dependent on You for the strength to remain faithful to You.  Keep on making me like Jesus and growing my faith in You.  Amen.