(Rita MacNeil (m & l))
There is a bright light shining tonight
Follow that bright star into the night
This ancient story, a simple birth
Night to remember, peace on earth.
There is a manger so far away
Gather around Him on this day
Hear all the voices, rise now and then
Night of our Saviour, teach us again.
There is a story that never grows old
It tells of great hope whenever it's told
Glory to heaven, we say tonight
Bring into this age, Your lasting light.
Let there be singing for all tonight
Speak of praises, O Holy Night.
Lyrics as released by Rita MacNeil 1993 'Once Upon A Christmas'.
Rita MacNeil, a Canadian from Big Pond on Cape Breton Island,
province of Nova Scotia, Canada composes music and lyrics together
spontaneously before recording to tape and has over 200 BMI registrations in 38 years.
(Transcribed by David Story - December 2013)