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Mary Rocap: Music

Twas in the Dead of Winter

(Mary Rocap)
January 17, 2014

a little Christmas carol sung with the St. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle. Recorded on Venite Adoremus

'Twas in the dead of winter the angels did proclaim

To sleepy-eyed poor shepherd boys who with their flocks remained

They were not praying for a sign When they gazed up in the sky

The stars ascended brightly til heavenly hosts drew nigh

God's word of peace and brotherhood came to these gentle folk

They were not learned men, nor wise, but to them the angels spoke

They marveled then they followed And found the sleeping babe

And told to all who'd listen of the child that'd been born to save

Twas on a night such as this the angels did proclaim

To sleepy-eyed poor shepherd boys who with their flocks remained

Tonight I look up at the stars The stars look down on me T

he heavens still sing peace on earth to God all glory be.