Sunday, December 18, 2011

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Said the night wind to the little lamb,
"Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite,
With a tail as big as a kite."

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
"Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea,
With a voice as big as the sea."

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
"Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, mighty king,
Do you know what I know?
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold--
Let us bring him silver and gold,
Let us bring him silver and gold."

Said the king to the people everywhere,
"Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people, everywhere,
Listen to what I say!
The Child, the Child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light,
He will bring us goodness and light."

(1962 Lyrics by Noel Reyney/ Music by Gloria Shayne)

4 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Love this!

Janet said...

Love it a lot, thanks!!

Material Mary said...

Definately one of my favorite carols. Merry Christmas!
Mary

Linda said...

The composer Noel Regney lived in my town in Connecticut. He was a client in the office I worked - knew him quite well. Quite the Frenchman! He composed this song along with his now ex-wife Gloria. Have a good holiday Nedra! Miss seeing you here.