I WONDER AS I WANDER

arr. Malcolm Edwards

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We are hoping a choir will send a quality recording of this lovely piece. A traditional Appalachian Christmas carol with easy voice leading that makes it very accessible for church and community choirs. The melody is one of those folk song gems that speaks of its ancient and rural origins.

LYRICS

I wonder as I wander out under the sky 
How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die
For poor on’ry people like you and like I;
I wonder as I wander out under the sky 

When Mary birthed Jesus ’twas in a cow’s stall
With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all
But high from God’s heaven, a star’s light did fall
And the promise of ages it then did recall. 

If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing
A star in the sky or a bird on the wing
Or all of God’s Angels in heaven to sing
He surely could have it, ’cause he was the King

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