The beauty of this song is in the music, 4-part vocal harmonies, and the feeling of hope and anticipation it invokes. Written around the same time as Sunshine on the Snow.
It’s important to remember that no human being, circumstance or thing can save us. “Salvation” takes place in our own hearts and minds and is something we can each choose for ourselves.
“Salvation” is not a one-time experience, but a choice we make – or not – every moment of our lives.
Metaphysically speaking, the Messiah in this song is not Jesus, the man, but a rising, Christing consciousness that is born within us. It’s an awareness, a higher state of mind that comes from God. This coming from God, is why Jesus and each of us, are called children of God.
We celebrate the Christ Mind that saves us from the egotistical human mind. It’s not just a Christmas thing and that’s it. Christmas is simply the time set aside in the outer world, to remember the Truth.
Come Come Come! – Lyrics
Instrument: “Strings” and “Piano” on unknown model digital piano, Yamaha soprano recorder
The Messiah will come!
He is coming soon,
And He’ll save the world!
Yes the world will be saved,
And there shall be peace
For all mankind!
I wrote this song during Advent, 2003. Though it depicts primarily the outer Christian teachings – the literal understanding of the birth of Jesus – it also holds a deeper, more mystical meaning. The last verse especially is why I chose to share it here.
And just to point out how things seem to circle back around, but at a deeper level than before… This was written on a baritone ukulele, an instrument I played only briefly because it was awkward. Here I play a smaller body ukulele, and it’s the most natural thing in the world.
Enjoy, and merry Christmas!
Sunshine on the Snow – Lyrics
Instrument: Tenor Fluke ukulele
1. Jesus gave us Light;
He saved us from our woe.
He brought pow’r and might;
He’s brighter than the sunshine on the snow.
2. The place was a stall;
Through Him God’s love did flow.
It was quiet and small;
He’s humbler than the sunshine on the snow.
3. We’re still wrapped in love;
He came so it would show.
All we need is trust;
He’s warmer than the sunshine on the snow.
Ever Wonder how Santa Clause is able to reach all the children of the world in one night? Perhaps the magic lies in the simple miracle that, it ever seems at Christmas time, as Charles Dickens observed, “Men open their shut up hearts freely to one another.” and in this opening the Spirit of Christmas, of Love, Joy, Mirth, Prosperity, Health and Contentedness reaches out to touch each heart, each life all round the world. Like a child receiving a gift, will you accept the present of this miracle with eagerness and delight?
“The Spirit stood beside sick beds, and they were cheerful; on foreign lands, and they were close at home; by struggling men, and they were patient in their greater hope; by poverty, and it was rich. In almshouse, hospital, and jail, in misery’s every refuge, where vain man in his little brief authority had not made fast…