Richard Summerbell

Richard Summerbell

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Rock - General | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Song Plays: 349   
Member Since: 2006
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92

Song Description

Favourite Italian Christmas song in new English version with new lyrics, additional new music and new arrangement

Story Behind the Song

see www.cdbaby.com/cd/summerbell2

Lyrics

YOU CAME, A STAR FROM HEAVEN (TU SCENDI DALLE STELLE)


You came, a star from heaven, oh lord of sky and earth
A cold and shadowed shed became your place of birth
A cold and shadowed shed became your place of birth
Baby so small yet lord of us all
You tremble as winter winds brush your face
O lord of hope and grace...
How dearly did it cost you to come put yourself in our place
How dearly did it cost you to come put yourself in our place

Creator of the planets and of all that lives could desire
Now wrapped in simple cloth in the night with no warming fire
Now laid upon the straw in the night with no warming fire
O chosen child, the night wind blows wild
and to know you?d come live in such harsh poverty
endears your spirit to me
when you join with the poor in the cold night you show us how warm love can be
when you join with the poor in the cold night you show us how warm love can be

You came, a star from heaven to show us the way
in the night with no warming fire.
Baby so small, here with us all.
You came a star.


Translation © Richard Summerbell from original Italian lyrics Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle by Pope Pius IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti), 1792-1878, based on Quanno Nascette Ninno, Music and lyrics 1755 by Saint Alfonso Maria de? Liguori, 1696-1787. Extro music and lyrics © Richard Summerbell.

Song Length
3:33
Genres
Unique - Holiday, Country - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Non 4/4
Lead Vocal
Duet Male
Moods
Serene, Joyful

Subject Matter
Holidays, Religion

Similar Artists
Barenaked Ladies, Willie Nelson
Language
English

Lyric Credits Richard Summerbell
Music Credits Richard Summerbell/Public Domain
Producer Credits Carlos Vamos
Publisher Credits Richard Summerbell
Performance Credits Richard Summerbell
Label Credits Richard Summerbell (rights: SOCAN)