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This Is The Best Christmas Song

 
I am a snob about Christmas music.

A good rule of thumb is that if Bing Crosby didn't record it, I do not consider it actual Christmas music.

As you can imagine, I have little but contempt for the mountains of original Christmas songs written and recorded in the last number of decades.

That all changed recently.

See, I stumbled across Andrew Peterson's, Behold The Lamb of God: 10th Anniversary Edition

Song #8 is entitled Labor of Love, and is sung by Sandra McCracken, I believe.

It is hauntingly beautiful.

(And come to find out, it is an old Point of Grace song from 2010.)

I hope you look it up and give it a listen.

And I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Labor of Love

It was not a silent night
There was blood on the ground
You could hear a woman cry
In the alleyways that night
On the streets of David's town

And the stable was not clean
And the cobblestones were cold
And little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
Had no mother's hand to hold

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

Noble Joseph at her side
Callused hands and weary eyes
There were no midwives to be found
In the streets of David's town
In the middle of the night

So he held her and he prayed
Shafts of moonlight on his face
But the baby in her womb
He was the maker of the moon
He was the Author of the faith
That could make the mountains move

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love
For little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
It was a labor of love