Christmas Song

Christmas Song

Christmas Song

AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS SONG

Finding Christmas: An Original Song

I wrote Finding Christmas, an original Christmas song, with the intention that it would be a unique gift from a little girl’s father for Christmas.

I looked for a man who could record the song just the way I wanted it. And I found one. Roger Sullins is the dad of a beautiful daughter. He’s also responsible for contemporary music at a church in South Tampa. I wanted the recording to sound simple. Like a dad, playing a guitar and singing to his daughter. And Roger did it beautifully.

This song has become one of my own personal Christmas “carols.” A reminder of why I wrote this book. And what my heroine’s journey was about.

It would not translate well, which is my bad, but I wrote it simply and from my heart, remembering the words of the story and Belinda’s travels on her way to Christmas.

Here are the words of my Christmas song, and here is a link to the recording. You can also click on the home page or the cover of Finding Christmas.

Finding Christmas

It’s not the tree that makes it Christmas.
It’s not the stockings in a row.
It’s not the reindeer on the rooftop
or even sparkling Christmas snow.

Do you want to know? I can tell you
where the magic of Christmas starts.
Not the presents you see
underneath the tree,
but the Presence you feel
in your hearts.

I used to think that it was Santa
with his red suit and ho-ho-ho.
But now I know he’s a reminder
of Christmas love from long ago.

Do you want to know? I can tell you
where the wonder of Christmas starts.
Not the presents you see
underneath the tree,
but the Presence you feel
in your hearts.

I know the part about the stable.
About the wise men and the star,
the lowly shepherds on the hillside
who heard the angels from afar.

Do you want to know? I can tell you
all the rest of the story too.
With no room at the inn,
did He look within?
Is His Presence the light
that’s in you?

I’ve heard the songs that tell the story,
that unto us a Child was born.
The Lamb of God, laid in a manger
among the sheep on Christmas morn.

Do you want to know? I can tell you
how to play your own Christmas part.
Share the love that He brings
as your glad heart sings
of the Presence you feel
in your heart.

Words and music by Barbara Escher
Arranged and performed by Roger Sullins
Copyright ©2019 Barbara Escher

Go find a book, sing a song, read a book to a child, or write one if you have to. You can do it! 

Please share your own experiences and suggestions in the Comments below. And tell me about your favorite Christmas songs!

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