That Silent Night

That Silent Night

Music for Choirs, Submitted Music (2007-2011)

How I would love to kneel at the manger, touch His small hand and look on His face.

Angels above would sing a chorus; wise men would follow a star to that place.

What would I bring to give to the baby?  Wood for a fire to warm the night’s chill,

Oil for a lamp to light the darkness, wool for a coat from the sheep on the hill.

Mary would sing Him a sweet lullaby,

Peaceful, gentle, soft as a sigh.

Joseph would give her his cloak for a shawl,

Filled with care for his fam’ly so small.

Would I have looked to the Heavens?  Would I have seen the star?

Would I have followed the wise men, bringing their gifts from afar?

Oh, holy, silent, holy night, silent night. 

I was not there that night in the stable.  I did not see His bed on the hay,

Yet I believe my King, my Savior came to the world on that holy day.

Bethlehem baby now grown as a man,

Patient, lowly, meek as a lamb.

Son of the Father who walked among men,

Healer, Redeemer, who loves without end,

The Babe in the manger, my Savior, my Friend.

Text:  Rebecca Martin

Music:  Rebecca Martin

Album:  Submitted Music (2007-2011)

Composition Date:  2009

More Info:  CMS 2009