What a wonder (SATB)
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov
. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English)
performance time approx 2m 15s
Number 4 of 15 Ukrainian Christmas carols
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Mary and Joseph feature in this Nativity scene.
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.SSA version
What a wonder
What a wonder! Great news!
Tell without delay
that a Virgin gives birth
to a Son today
Mary laboured in a bed of hay,
bore the baby Jesus where she lay,
the lovely virgin Mary
Joseph stands on the straw,
In the cattle shed.
And he takes up his tools,
Makes the child a bed.
Mary swaddles the babe,
Wraps him soft and tight.
And she holds him up close
On this holy night.
words by Sheena Phillips, based on Vladimir Morozov's translation. The original Ukrainian words are included in the score.
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