The Music of Kelly Van Shaar

Joseph's Little One

~ Christmas Lullaby ~ 2014-12-20


What might the birth of Jesus have been like from Joseph's point of view?

Lyrics

V1

Little one,
Last night an angel came unto me
And told me you are divine
Though I know you are not mine.

Little one,
I will raise you as my own son
Help you increase in light and truth
All throughout your youth.
And keep you safe from harm.

Little one,
I am just a man,
I don't understand
Why I was blessed with this chance.
Litte one.


V2

Little one,
On this night you are born to us
In a stable so bare,
Not the home I would have prepared.

Little one,
People are gath'ring near,
They all know where you are,
Wise men from afar,
By the light of the star

Little one,
I don't understand,
This humble circumstance
For the birth of God's son,
Little one.


V3

Little one,
We present you in the temple
And a man says as he trembles,
"Lord... mine eyes have seen thy salvation!"

Others come
And testify of your divinity;
The fulfillment of prophecy.
The Messiah is come this day!

Little one,
It was enough for me
That you were just my son
But I know you must go on
Little one


V4

Little son,
I will care all my life for you
But according to prophecy
There will come a day you'll bleed and die for me

Holy Son,
May I ask just one thing of thee
That I might not be there to see
that awful scene...
For I would not let them take you.

Son of God,
Savior of all mankind,
Immanuel, Light of the World,
Son of mine,
Little one.

Notes / Back story

My remake of a little-known Christmas song originally published in The New Era (an LDS church magazine for youth) in the 80's.

The music is mostly the same but I changed a lot of the words.

Visitor Comments

dklvs from United States ~ 2016-11-20 21:13:44 ~ Beautiful! This brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it.

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