Listen at Christmas: Home Free

Today’s Christmas song is a fun a capella recording of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” If you tend to freeze in sympathy when others are cold, I recommend grabbing a cozy blanket before pressing play. The video was filmed at an ice castle in Minnesota–bbrrrrr!

 


 

Noël Regney and Gloria Shayne wrote the song in 1962 as a response to the threat represented by the Cuban missile crisis. It has been called a plea for peace.

Here are the lyrics:

Said the night wind to the little lamb,
Do you see what I see
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear
A song, a song, high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
Do you know what I know
In your palace warm, mighty king,
Do you know what I know
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold
Let us bring Him silver and gold
Let us bring Him silver and gold

Said the king to the people everywhere,
Listen to what I say
Pray for peace, people everywhere!
Listen to what I say
The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light

 

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