Saturday, December 22, 2012

Advent Day Twenty-One: Still


Still, Still, Still

Still, still, still,
One can hear the falling snow.
For all is hushed, the world is sleeping,
Holy star its vigil keeping.
Still, still, still,
One can hear the falling snow.

Sleep, sleep, sleep,
'Tis the eve of our Saviour's birth.
The night is peaceful all around you;
Close your eyes, let sleep surround you.
Sleep, sleep, sleep,
'Tis the eve of our Saviour's birth.

Dream, dream, dream
Of the joyous day to come,
While guardian angels without number
Watch you as you sweetly slumber.
Dream, dream, dream
Of the joyous day to come.




Although not one of the most-commonly-sung songs at Christmas time, this beautiful lullaby is one of my favourites.  It paints a lovely picture of a peaceful Christmas Eve night, with stars watching over a sleeping world and angels watching over a sleeping child.  Perhaps the combination of contentment in the moment and anticipation for the coming day is what makes this song so special.


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