Christmas ‘must-hear’ songs – “Paul Brandt – The Way in a Manger”

It’s that time of year when we get out the old Christmas records, cd’s, mp3’s etc. I have all my Christmas music loaded on an iPod Classic that I listen to a I travel each day for work. It’s a pretty extensive list, but I was thinking that there was likely some songs that a lot of people haven’t heard, but should.

The first one that struck me this year was from Canadian singer Paul Brandt. It is titled “The Way in a Manger” from his 1998 holiday album called “A Paul Brandt Christmas: Shall I Play for You?

It is a beautiful song written by Paul, from the shepherds perspective on the night of Christ’s birth. The message of the song is clear, but just reading the lyrics is only half of the magic.

Here are the lyrics:

We were alone in the fields with our sheep
A star in the sky glowing bright in the east
When an angetlic choir singing all glory be
To God in the highest, bade us come see (they said)

The way in a manger is a babe fast asleep
He’s never a stranger to wise men who seek
The light and the hope for all of mankind
He’s the way in the manger
And He’s easy to find

Mary and Joseph were there when we came
And all that the angels had said was the same
And when I saw the baby I knew just what to do
I bowed down to worship the light and the truth

The way in a manger is a babe fast asleep
He’s never a stranger to wise men who seek
The light and the hope for all of mankind
He’s the way in the manger
And He’s easy to find

The light and the hope
For all of mankind
He’s the way in a manger
And He’s easy to find

Links to buy the song on iTunes and the Google Play Store

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