Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash - The Christmas Spirit lyrics

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(Praises sing to Christ the King and peace to men on earth) 

On Christmas Eve I dreamed I traveled all around the earth 

And in my dream I saw and heard the ways the different people hail the king 

Whose star shone in the east and what a dream it was 

In London Town I walked around Piccadilly Circus 

A mass of people movin' here and there I wandered where 

On every face at every place was hurry up I'm late 

But a kind old man at a chestnut stand said merry Christmas mate 

And I felt the Christmas spirit 

[ choir ] 

In a little town nestled down in Bavaria Germany 

I walked along to see what the feeling there would be 

And here again was the busy din the rushin' the yellin' 

But some kind boy said Frohliche Weihnachten 

Not undesratnding the words but gettin' the buyin' and sellin' 

I felt the Christmas spirit 

[ piano - choir ] 

In Bethlehem I heard a hymn some distant choir sang 

And with other tourists I walked along to a church as its bells rang 

Then I heard someone tell someone there's where Christ was born 

I wonder if he looked like our baby looked on that first morn 

And then I really felt the Christmas spirit 

From a businessman in the Holy Land as a sidewalk souvenirshop 

I bought a little Bible since I'd hardly stopped 

And it was in Paris France somehow by chance that I took the Bible out 

And as I flipped the pages I saw these words and I knew what it was all about 

For I read fear not for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy 

Which shall be to all people 

For unto you he was born this day in the City of David a Saviour 

Which is Christ the Lord 

[ choir ] 

Then I took the little Holy Book held it close and tight 

I closed my eyes and visualized the glory of that night 

So suddenly it came to me for when I awoke on Christmas Day 

I felt the Christmas spirit down deep inside to stay 

(O little town of Bethlehem how still we see Thee lie 

Above Thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by 

Yet in Thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light 

The hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight)
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