A beautiful Christmas text by Elizabeth Kirschner, set in a beautiful, haunting, medieval-sounding melody. Accompaniment may be played on a keyboard instrument or any combination of two balanced instruments (violins or violas work well). 2-part choir.
On the night the babe was thusly born, snow held its blue breath.
Light spiralled out of angel’s bodies and kissed the cloud-soft, newborn’s cheek
while carols echoed inside night birds.
Stars flew like wild birds dazed by the frenzy of song
slipping over the edge of the universe.
The message of God had a crying mission, sigh yourself unto salvation.
Mary mild, Jesus sweetly stopped the world’s weeping.
Grace cascaded like a waterfall of melted crystals
go now and let love live in you like that child’s quiet heartbeat.