Love Shone Down [Song]

A popular modern carol which is simple enough to be sung by a whole congregation, but which also lends itself performance. This Christmas song tells the nativity story from the perspective of one of the shepherds who is wondering in the aftermath of the birth of Jesus, whether is was all a dream or not.

love shone Down - cjm music - the promise - boyce & stanley song


I had a dream that I was standing on a hillside
And all the lights of town
were shining far below
When up in the air beautiful voices
Sing a new song, let everyone know,

Oh and love shone down
over the hills and over the valleys,
Oh and love shone down over the world

Somebody spoke to me
I knew it was an angel
He said there’s something
that I think you ought to know.
Then he just smiled, said don’t be afraid now.
Sing a new song, let everyone know

And then he told me all about the baby Jesus,
How to find him where exactly I should go.
Then he was joined by millions of others
Sing a new song, let everyone know

Well did I dream or was I really on that hillside
On that Christmas night so very long ago,
When he was born Jesus our Saviour
Sing a new song let everyone know

Words & Music by Andy Piercy 
Copyright © IQ Music
From the recording ‘The Promise’

Liturgical Use(s): Christmas



What’s your story? Has this song has been part of your soundtrack of faith, or have you encountered it in a liturgy or at an event recently? Please leave a comment below…

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