The Stars Looked Down Top Pick

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Collections
Instrumental Only?
No
Description

Solo (High Voice) and Harp or Keyboard. A hauntingly beautiful setting of the G.K. Chesterton poem. Great with organ or piano, but with harp .... mmm!  Available in two keys for those sky-high singers!  Also available in SATB with parts for strings.

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Lyrics

The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap,
His hair was like a light.
(O weary, weary were the world,
But here is all aright.)

The Christ-child lay on Mary's breast,
His hair was like a star.
(O stern and cunning are the kings,
But here the true hearts are.)

The Christ-child lay on Mary's heart,
His hair was like a fire.
(O weary, weary is the world,
But here the world's desire.)

The Christ-child stood at Mary's knee,
His hair was like a crown.
And all the flowers looked up at Him,
And all the stars looked down.