Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Songs-Day Two

Good evening!
Before we get to the songs,do you realize that there are only 13 days until Christmas? Is that crazy, or is it crazy? Now, onto the songs! Our first song is......................

                             While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
                                         Text by Nahum Tate-Music by George Frederic Handel

  While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around,
And glory shone around.

"Fear not", said he for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled mind,
"Glad tidings of great joy I bring,
To you and all man kind,
To you and all man kind"

"To you in David's town this day,
Is born of David's line,
The Savior who is Christ, the Lord,
And this shall be a sign:
And this shall be a sign."

"The heav'nly Babe you there shall find,
To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
And in a manger laid,
And in a manger laid.

Thus spake the seraph and forthwith,
Appeared a shining throng,
Of angels praising God, who thus,
Addressed their joyful song:
Addressed their joyful song.

"All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be peace:
Good will henceforth, from heav'n to men,
Begin and never cease!
Begin and never cease!"

And here is a link to this beautiful Christmas song as sung by Connie Smith...... While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night-isn't it pretty? 
And now for our traditional Christmas song................

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn-Music by Jule Styne 

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

It doesn't show signs of stopping,
And I've brought some corn for popping,
The lights are turned way down low,
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

When we finally kiss goodnight,
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But if you'll really hold me tight,
All the way home I'll be warm!

The fire is slowly dying,
And, my dear, we're still goodbying,
But as long as you love me so,
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

And here is the link for this snowy song.......(by the way, did you know that this song was written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne in July 1945 in Hollywood, California on one of the hottest days on record? Isn't that funny?) as sung by Michael Buble................Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 

That's all for today! Tomorrow, we'll look at 'Angels We Have Heard On High' and 'Silver Bells'..........until then!


                        13 days until Christmas...................
What are you looking forward to most?
                                                  Do you have a favorite family tradition?
        Favorite Christmas memory?


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