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The Christmas Wreath

Music By: Michael Smurthwaite
Voices: Solo
Lyrics By: Heather Smurthwaite
Description: The words to this song by my wondrous wife Heather surround the manger scene with a symbolic wreath and end binding our hearts to Christ and all mankind. The intent of the music was to create a circular feeling to echo a wreath.

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Lyrics:

1. The wreath encirles close our hearts, the blue sky wraps our earth,
    As fragrant hay did frame around the Christ-child's mortal birth.
    A wreath of beauty we employ to signal loving Christmas joy!
    A wreath of beauty we employ to signal our Christmas joy!

2. Rejoicing at the manger bed, the humble shepherds came.
   With brilliant stars the skys did join to praise Messiah king!
   A wreath of glory round entwine to testify His love divine!
   A wreath of glory round entwine to testify love divine!

3. In symbol bright, eternal round, all nature His likeness show.
   Encircled with atonement's light we see and feel its glow.
   Oh Christmas Wreath, inspire and bind our love to Christ and all mankind!
   Oh Christmas Wreath, inspire and bind to Christ and all mankind!



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