DON’T YOU HEAR THE SONG?

by Harris Loewen

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Enter the mind of an ancient shepherd, near Bethlehem, struggling to understand strange sights and sounds in the sky. Fear dissipates with the realization that comfort, joy and peace are born. An easy, lyrical tune carries the text through several high points to a peaceful conclusion.

LYRICS

We’ve been sitting in the fields all night
in the darkness and the light
Something out there that I can’t explain
but the sky in not the same

And breaking through the darkness
Oh, don’t you see the light?

We’ve been waking with the sheep ‘till dawn
heard the crying and the song
Well, I wonder if it’s just the wind:
I don’t want the sound to end.

And all amid the crying
Oh don’t you see hear the song?

Things I can’t explain, nothing seems the same
On the wind, I wonder, what’s that sound, my friend?

Breaking through the night, don’t you see the light?
all amid the crying, don’t you hear the song?

We’ve been standing by the fire in fear,
but a peace is very near,
Now the flames do more than keep me warm;
Well, they dance – for joy is born!

Oh, for the poor and fearful
a comfort and a peace
Oh, for the poor and fearful
a comfort and a peace

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