I Wonder As I Wander

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Description

SATB a cappella (optional keyboard).  An arrangement of the Appalachian Christmas carol with text by John Jacob Niles. Haunting, somber, and beautiful.

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I wonder as I wander out under the sky,
How Jesus the Savior did come for to die,
For po,Or ornery people like you and like I:
I wonder as I wander out under the sky.

When Mary birthed Jesus, 'twas in a cow stall:
With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all.
But high from God's heaven a star's light did fall:
And the promise of ages it then did recall.

If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing,
A star in the sky, or a bird on the wing,
Or all of God's angels in heaven for to sing:
He surely could have it, 'cause he was the King.