Preserving the Good – 31 Christmas Carols/I Wonder As I Wander

In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.     ~Luke 6:12

So often when I walk outdoors in nature I feel the presence of God with me. Away from the clatter and noise of our current civilization, I am able to quiet my inner voices and listen to Him. Sometimes it’s just a quiet walking about, at others I return to my home with insight and renewal within my spirit. This song seems to capture how I feel when I wander.

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. ~Genesis 1:14-15

Nocturnal Landscape – Henry Ossawa Tanner

I WONDER AS I WANDER by John Jacob Niles

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die
For poor on’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

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die
For poor on’ry people like you and like I;
I wonder as I wander out under the sky

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