Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Tis Love That's Born Tonight!

Last year I received as a gift the James Taylor Christmas CD. One of the songs on the CD is "Some Children See Him." I don't know why, but I had never heard this song before. It was written by Wihla Hutson & Alfred S. Burt in 1951. I sat down and listened - the marriage of the words and music were overwhelming. It is one of the finest songs I have ever heard. It touched my heart. And it is an important song - especially today.


Some children see Him lily white,
the baby Jesus born this night.
Some children see Him lily white,
with tresses soft and fair.
Some children see Him bronzed and brown,
The Lord of heav'n to earth come down.
Some children see Him bronzed and brown,
with dark and heavy hair.

Some children see Him almond-eyed,
this Savior whom we kneel beside.
some children see Him almond-eyed,
with skin of yellow hue.
Some children see Him dark as they,
sweet Mary's Son to whom we pray.
Some children see him dark as they,
and, ah! they love Him, too!

The children in each different place
will see the baby Jesus' face
like theirs, but bright with heavenly grace,
and filled with holy light.
O lay aside each earthly thing
and with thy heart as offering,
come worship now the infant King.
'Tis love that's born tonight!

Wihla Hutson & Alfred S. Burt 1951

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