“The Night Before Christmas”—Then Sings My Soul Saturdays

Then Sings My Soul SaturdayThis is not your traditional “Twas the night before Christmas” poem.

Instead, it’s about darkness about to be dawn. Sadness that will turn into joy. The doomed on the verge of deliverance.

It’s one of my favorite new Christmas songs. I got it as a free MP3 download at Amazon.

For more songs, visit Amy’s blog for Then Sings My Soul Saturdays.

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The Night Before Christmas
Brandon Heath The Night Before Christmas by Brandon Heath

LYRICS

Empty manger, perfect stranger
About to be born
Into darkness, sadness, desperate madness Creation so torn
We were so lost on earth, no peace, no worth
No way to escape
In fear, no faith, no hope, no grace
And no light
But that was the night before Christmas

Warm hay, cold sweat, a mother, not yet
Praying godspeed the dawn
She looks to her man, holding her hand
They wonder how long
And the shepherds, wise men come to find them
And bow to a king
One star above shining on love, so bright
It lit up the night before Christmas

CHORUS:
And the world didn’t know mercy was meek and so mild
And the world didn’t know that truth was as pure as a child
The night before Christmas
The night before Christmas

And the world didn’t know, redemption was sweet and so strong
And the world didn’t know salvation was writing a song
The night before Christmas
The night before Christmas
The night before Christmas
Empty manger, perfect stranger, about to be born

11 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

Those are amazing words! I've never heard that before. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy said...

Blessings and thanks Lisa for sharing the Night before Christmas! It's a great new Christmas song! Your intro words capture the essence.

But...
"No way to escape
In fear, no faith, no hope, no grace..."

...hit a little to close to my two weeks before Christmas. Yet I reach out to hold on to the salvation message in Christmas...and these aMazing words are perfect for this. May Christ's light shine ever so brightly into your CHRISTmas

Karen said...

How did I miss this song...the lyrics are awesome!

Debbie said...

Lisa, this is another new one for me but I enjoyed it. I love the variety of music we get to experience each Saturday for TSMSS.

May you have a wonderful Christmas season with your family.

Hugs,
Debbie

His Unfailing Love said...

Amen, an empty manger with a perfect stranger, love this song.

Hazel said...

Something new to me although I always hear 'twas the night before christmas' all the time. I like "redemption was sweet and so strong"

seesawfaith said...

I love the traditional Christmas songs, but I am so excited about all the new offerings that are coming out.

This song is beautiful!

LivingforGod said...

Thanks for sharing this song. I had never heard it before.

Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family!

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing that song. I had not heard it before.

Brook said...

I agree, this song is new to me. The words are so wonderful. Brandon Health truly is gifted!

A Gracious Home said...

A wonderful song. God bless, Doylene

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