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Carols for Schools

These are the two sets of lyrics I like best, I think – and they are very different in mood. See what Jools thinks when this christmas oratorio is over… one I have posted before, but as a pair? I’m not sure I’ve got any more Yule inside to find. My head is whirling with Bells? Angels? Snow? Not allowed trees, presents, Santa Claus, elves, holly or Ivy.

I’ve come back to sheep. You know where you are with sheep.

Is it possible to get Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome from over exposure to Christmas?

Especially in August?

 

Walk through the waiting night
Through the sleeping fields
To the shining light..
Follow the star.

Walk through the waiting night
Through the sleeping fields
To the shining light..
Follow the star.

Come to the crib, Shepherd,
Don’t be afraid.
Here is the child, Shepherd,
Here is the Maid.

Take up thy lamb, Shepherd,
Take up thy lamb.
Cover him warm, Shepherd,
Close as you can..

Walk through the waiting night
Through the sleeping fields
To the shining light..
Follow the star.

Walk through the waiting night
Through the sleeping fields
To the shining light..
Follow the star.

He is a child, Shepherd,
Helpless and new,

But when he’s grown, Shepherd
He’ll carry you.

He is a child, Shepherd,
Helpless and new,
But when he’s grown, Shepherd
He’ll carry you.
Yes, He’ll carry you..

Walk through the waiting night
Through the sleeping fields
To the shining light
Follow the star…

Walk through the waiting night
Through the sleeping fields
To the shining light
Follow the star…

 

 

Suns and Moons

Suns and moons and

stars are dancing,

waltzing in the sky.

Birds and songs and

hopes and wishes

flying round on high!

 

Hear the loud bells!

Hear the carols!

Sing the glory!

Sing the joy!

 

He is born

this Christmas morning!

Mary’s little boy!

 

Deer are running

in the forest

Hares leap for

the moon!

Tigers twirling,

Hippos whirling!

Crickets

strum the tune!

 

Hear the loud bells!

Hear the carols!

Sing the glory!

Sing the joy!

 

He is born

this Christmas morning!

Mary’s little boy!

 

Under earth the

worms are turning

Twisting with

the beat!

Moles step out in

velvet waistcoats

Underneath

our feet

 

Hear the loud bells!

Hear the carols!

Sing the glory!

Sing the joy!

He is born

this Christmas morning!

Mary’s little boy!

 

All creation

joins the shout of

Universal joy!

 

He is born

this Christmas morning!

Mary’s little boy!

 

 

4 replies on “Carols for Schools”

They’re great – simple but elegant – Jools should have some fun with the hippos twirling

Blimey thinking of Christmas already !

Paul

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Thank you! I have added a chorus since I wrote this – I’ll add it for you!
If you are in Bath, come and listen to the oratorio – I have written Winter Lamb and Nativity for that. Thank you for your interest! Best wishes, Sue

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