This Holy Night for SSA and piano
Music for Advent & Christmas Carol Services & Concerts.
This Holy Night for SSA and piano is an arrangement of the traditional Irish tune, Londonderry Air. Suitable for Christmas carol services and concerts, the lyrics tell of the night of Jesus' birth, the visit of the shepherds and, in the final verse, of the three wise men. The final verse makes the piece also suitable for Epiphany.
This holy night, whilst all around are sleeping,
In stable, bare, a maiden lies awake,
The Father, too, a watchful eye is keeping
Upon His Son, whose life will death forsake.
A star appears, it’s twinkling in the heavens,
Its message, ‘come, and see the holy birth.’
The shepherds hurry through the streets of Bethlehem,
To see the child who’ll bring us peace on earth.
The wise men, too, are drawing ever closer,
They bring their gifts of incense, myrrh and gold,
When they arrive they kneel before the Christ-child,
The little baby is a myst’ry to behold.
Words: Olivia Sparkhall