Sunday, December 20, 2009

What Shall We Give?

Have you seen this?

I have a new favorite carol and have been singing/humming it all weekend. I played it for my young women today and hope it touched their hearts. Of course I have a hard time listening to it without tearing up...those last few lines are simply too beautiful for me:

What Shall We Give to the Babe in the Manger?

What shall we give to the babe in the manger,
What shall we offer the child in the stall?
Incense and spices and gold we've got plenty-
Are these the gifts for the king of us all?

What shall we give to the boy in the temple,
What shall we offer the man by the sea?
Palms at his feet and hosannas uprising;
Are these for him who will carry the tree?

What shall we give to the lamb who was offered,
Rising the third day and shedding his love?
Tears for his mercy we'll weep at the manger,
Bathing the infant come down from above.

--Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Traditional Catalon lyrics
George Frideric Handel & Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych


Heidi said...

Neat lyrics- I want to hear it in person

Bobbi said...

That is a beautiful song, so perfect for the season.

Unknown said...

listen to mompou canciones y danzas no. 3 it is the same melody. very beautiful, I don't think Handel wrote it...