Posts Tagged "Do You Hear What I Hear"

Do You Hear What I Hear?

To kick off this Christmas season, Tim Hawking recalls what happened when he tried to sing a classic Christmas song.


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December 5 – Do You Hear What I Hear? (A Christmas Carol Advent)




This song was written in October 1962 by Noel Regney.  The music was written by Gloria Shayne Baker.  It was written by the same couple who composed the children’s song “Rain, Rain Go Away.”  The song, which was written in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis, was released in November 1962 and was originally recorded by the Harry Simeone Chorale.   Bing Crosby recorded his famous version of the song in 1963.

Commentary & Analysis

This carol has very little biblical basis, but does address something important when it comes to celebrating the birth of Christ.  As the song works its way through the various parties in the song, we see that Jesus comes for everyone.  From the shepherd boy (like the shepherds visited by the angels at the birth of Christ) to the King (like King Herod who was visited by the three wise men), the birth of Christ impacts every life in some way or another.

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