SATB Choir & Piano/Organ
Words and music by Joannie Ing
An original Christmas tune meant to evoke the heartwarming nostalgia of traditional carols. The piece conveys a message of hope, peace, and joy in the good news of Christmas. It is written in an accessible style suitable for high school, church, and community choirs. Winner of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s 2017 Choral Composition Competition.
Dear friend I’ve news with you to share
Reason for hope, reason to care
When you feel down, deep in despair
He sees you cry and hears your prayer
This story old and long foretold,
Yet glad I am to sing it bold!
This gift of life, a love so true,
Christ Jesus born for me and you.
The angel sang, proclaimed with joy,
“In Bethlehem, is born a boy.
Come shepherds come, in manger lay
Christ Jesus Lord is born today.”
The wisemen came to find the King,
“We’ve gifts of myrrh and gold to bring.
Our knees are bowed in reverence to
Christ Jesus born for me and you.”