Performance by The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists – Matthew Culloton, Conductor
Commissioned by: The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists – Matthew Culloton, Conductor
I wonder as I wander out under the sky,
How Jesus the Savior did come for to die;
For poor ord’ry people like you and like I;
I wonder as I wander out under the sky.
When Mary birthed Jesus ‘twas in a cow’s stall,
With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all.
But high from God’s heaven, a star’s light did fall:
And the promise of ages it then did recall.
If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing,
A star in the sky, or a bird on the wing,
Or all of God’s angels in heaven to sing:
He surely could have it, ‘cause he was the King.
– John Jacob Niles