'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime - The Huron Carol

by Kelli Welli

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"The earliest moon of wintertime is not so round and fair as was the ring of glory on the helpless infant there..." A gentle and genuine acoustic version of this classic Christmas hymn. By Kelli Welli - writing songs for Kids and the people who love them.

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Originally written in 1642
Lyrics (in 1926) by Jesse Edgar Middleton
Origin: Canada

'Twas in the moon of winter-time
When all the birds had fled,
That mighty Gitchi Manitou
Sent angel choirs instead;
Before their light the stars grew dim,
And wandering hunters heard the hymn:
"Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born,
In excelsis gloria."

Within a lodge of broken bark
The tender Babe was found,
A ragged robe of rabbit skin
Enwrapp'd His beauty round;
But as the hunter braves drew nigh,
The angel song rang loud and high...
"Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born,
In excelsis gloria."

The earliest moon of wintertime
Is not so round and fair
As was the ring of glory
On the helpless infant there.
The chiefs from far before him knelt
With gifts of fox and beaver pelt.
Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born,
In excelsis gloria.

O children of the forest free,
O sons of Manitou,
The Holy Child of earth and heaven
Is born today for you.
Come kneel before the radiant Boy
Who brings you beauty, peace and joy.
"Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born,
In excelsis gloria."

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released December 11, 2015
Tim Uecker producing and on acoustic guitar. Recorded by Gabe Johnston at Falcon Recording Studio in Portland, OR.

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Kelli Welli Portland, Oregon

Writing songs for kids and the people who love them. Often inspired by the kids and animals in her life, Kelli's wide- ranging songwriting is smart, fun, hilarious, sometimes reflective and deeply sweet. Always genuine. Songs and lullabies weave wonderful tales, celebrate love, sunshine, nature, different languages, and honor the details in raising these amazing little people in our lives. ... more

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