Thursday, December 09, 2004

I Wonder as I Wander

Traditional Appalachian Carol
Compiled by John J. Niles, 1892-1980

Verse 1

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus the Savior did come for to die
For poor orn’ry people like you and like I—
I wonder as I wander out under the sky.

Verse 2

When Mary birthed Jesus, ’twas in a cow’s 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.

Verse 3

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 heav’n for to sing,
He surely could have had it, ’cause He was the King.

Verse 4

(Repeat first verse.)

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