In the Beginning

A cantata for Christmas

words and music by Chris Reynolds 2020

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The Lyrics completed

( Luke. 2:6 )

And so it came to pass
that in those days, … a child was born in Beth'lem
and in a manger laid
in a stall in a stable with the oxen and sheep


( Luke 2:8 )

Snow like angel feathers falling , whispers to the waiting, silent Earth


Oh how does this wind blow warmly in winter
with a scent of springtime in its breath?

what is that music humming through the tree tops
is that dawn that's brightening the West?

Oh such a strange night, we spent it watching
who'd believe? they'd mock us with their mirth

who would believe in angels in the hedgerows
who'd believe their story 'bout a birth?

But still, off we trudged
to where this babe was lying
in a manger, sleepy little mite,

Rocked by a maiden who soothed his crying
over head the Star of Stars was bright

so Glory to God Hosanna in the highest
peace on Earth goodwill to ev'ry one

Glory to God Hosanna in the highest peace on Earth goodwill to ev'ry one

Snow like angel feathers falling to the Earth

( John 1:14 )

The Word became flesh, and lived among us for a while, and we have seen his glory, full of grace and truth!

In the beginning was the Word
and the Word was God

Ding-dong, Ding-dong,
Christ is born, Christ is born

And Christ is born in Bethlehem

Alleluia! Christ is born,

for in the beginning was the Word!


The recording was made by Matthew Curtis of
Choral Tracks in his studio in USA,
I'm very grateful to him
and his colleague Alexandra for their efforts despite the pandemic.

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