When A Child Is Born – Johnny Mathis

A ray of hope flickers in the sky
A tiny star lights up way up high
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass when a child is born

A silent wish sails the seven seas
The winds of change whisper in the trees
And the walls of doubt crumble, tossed and torn
This comes to pass when a child is born

A rosy hue settles all around
You’ve got the feel you’re on solid ground
For a spell or two, no-one seems forlorn
This comes to pass when a child is born

And all of this happens because the world is waiting,
Waiting for one child
Black, white, yellow, no-one knows
But a child that will grow up and turn tears to laughter,
Hate to love, war to peace and everyone to everyone’s neighbour
And misery and suffering will be words to be forgotten, forever

It’s all a dream, an illusion now
It must come true, sometime soon somehow
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass when a child is born

Image courtesy: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/675228
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From way back in the 70’s, this song captures the essence of Christmas in a profound way. Covers have been done by folks like country star Kenny Rogers, the garish disco band Boney M and many others. But I love the version by Darlene Zschech of Hillsongs. It’s very moving. Watch it in this medley here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DerxZDq-58k. A hope-filled and joy-filled Christmas to you!

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