Consider the stars in the sky;Look up and wonder, can you count their number?Consider the stars in the sky;Umbrella to hide in, a dance floor of heaven.Do not be afraidDo not be afraidConsider the stars in the sky;When it is darkest they shine out the brightestConsider the stars in the skyIn every anguish, Oh, child take courage Do not be afraidDo not be afraidHe who made all of this, and who holds all of this,Holds you in his handsDo not be afraidDo not be afraidConsider the stars in the sky;Diamond in a ring. Over the Child King.Consider the stars in the sky;Grace He had promised, coming to find usDo not be afraidDo not be afraidHe who made all of this, says “You’re worth more than this,”And holds you in his hands
John Patitucci performed this song with us in Carnegie Hall, and he very kindly came to Nashville to record it for our new album. It is a lullaby that we wrote for our three daughters to help them go to sleep at night. We dedicate it with affection to Colonel Jeffrey Williams and Captain Barry “Butch” Wilmore, two of America’s finest astronauts, who have helped us understand more fully what it means to consider the stars and the wonder of the universe that God has made.