There Shall Be Christmas Day

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SATB, div a cappella

A powerful and poignant reflection on the essence of Christmas, penned by poet Joyce Kilmer while serving at the front lines of WWI France. A warm and richly colored a cappella setting.

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Catalog Number: 
VMP011
Duration: 
4:00
Total Pages: 
8
Text
Text Author or Source: 
Alfred Joyce Kilmer (1986-1918)
Language: 
English
Text: 

Wartime Christmas

Led by a star, a golden star,
The youngest star, an olden star,
Here the kings and the shepherds are,
Akneeling on the ground.
What did they come to the inn to see?
God in the Highest, and this is He,
A baby asleep on His mother's knee
And with her kisses crowned.

Now is the earth a dreary place,
A troubled place, a weary place.
Peace has hidden her lovely face
And turned in tears away.
Yet the sun, through the war-cloud, sees
Babies asleep on their mother's knees.
While there are love and home-and these -
There shall be Christmas Day.