From the recording Twas in the Dead of Winter

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

Lyrics

'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.