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Who Comes This Night?

12 Days of Christmas Songs -- Day 5

BY Danielle Bean

| Posted 12/29/10 at 9:00 AM

 

by James Taylor

Who comes this night, this wintry night,
As to the lowly manger?
The Shepards and the Kings did come
To welcome in the stranger.
Who sends this song upon the air,
To ease the soul that’s aching?
To still the cry of deep despair
And heal the heart that’s breaking.

Brother Joseph bring the light
Fast, the night is fading.
And who will come this wintry night
To where the stranger’s waiting?

Who comes this night, with humble heart,
To give the fullest measure
A gift of purest love to bring
What good and worthy treasure.

Brother Joseph bring the lamb
For they are asking for him.
The children come this starry night
To lay their hearts before him.

For those who would the stranger greet
Must lay their heart before him.
And raise their song in voices sweet
To worship and adore him.

Brother Joseph bring the light
Fast, the night is fading.
And who will come this wintry night
To where the stranger’s waiting?

Brother Joseph bring the lamb
For they are asking for him.
The children come this starry night
To lay their hearts before him.

Pure of heart this starry night
To lay their hearts before him.