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It Was a Holy Night (Lyric)

As I've mentioned before on this here blog, my church and I have a mutual tradition of having me write a new Advent song each year for our Christmas Eve service. I think we are 13 or 14 songs into the adventure now. I've spent the day laboring over the newest song, which is not quite ready to endure exposure to the blog elements yet. But I rediscovered last year's song in the process, and thought perhaps I would share it with you. So here it is.

 

 

It Was a Holy Night

(Christmas 2007)

O, little town of Bethlehem
I think it is a lie
That you were still or dreamless
On that first Christmas night
‘Cause you had soldiers, and politicians
Over-crowding in your streets
And there was chaos, and human cruelty
And never quite enough to eat
And then the baby came
And when the baby came …

I think he cried the way that babies do
I think his mama might have cried a little too
I bet you Joseph didn’t have a clue what to do
He was new at fatherhood
So I don’t think it was a silent night
I kind of doubt that all was calm that night
But there were those who heard about a light
Saw the sight and they understood
It was a holy … It was a holy
It was a holy night

O, when the herald angels sang
I bet they thought it odd
That such a poor and broken place
Should be a home for God
And did they gasp to see him shiver
Cold and hungry in our skin
Did they tremble, did they wonder
How we deserved a gift like Him
Oh, but just the same
The baby came …

I think he cried the way that babies do
I think his mama might have cried a little too
I bet you Joseph didn’t have a clue what to do
He was new at fatherhood
So I don’t think it was a silent night
I kind of doubt that all was calm that night
But there were those who heard about a light
Saw the sight and they understood
It was a holy … It was a holy
It was a holy night


Well if his hope shone in your darkness
Maybe it can shine in ours
And if his love came in your chaos
Maybe it is never far
Even in our pain
Cause when the baby came …

I think he cried the way that babies do
I think his mama might have cried a little too
I bet you Joseph didn’t have a clue what to do
He was new at fatherhood
So I don’t think it was a silent night
I kind of doubt that all was calm that night
But there were those who heard about a light
Saw the sight and they understood
It was a holy … It was a holy
It was a holy night

c 2007 Running Arends Music/ASCAP

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Comments

As one has come to expect from the cranium of Carolyn - one more great lyric. Please Mum, can we have some more? Irrational Season II ?

I agree! You always have such a wonderful way of putting the truth of Christmas into words. Thanks for sharing!

Oh that's lovely - I hope to hear it one day.

I've been wondering and waiting for another Christmas Eve lyric, and I was not disappointed! Insightful and touching as always.

Wow...just simply Wow!

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It's a soulful song and really in loved, either there are bad things that happened in my life. It's really inspires me. A wonderful Christmas song, one of my best. - auto title loans

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