"Do You Hear What I Hear?" tells a story
loosely based upon the story of the nativity of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Matthew, incorporating fragments of the annunciation to the shepherds from the Gospel of Luke, though Jesus is never
explicitly mentioned. A "night wind" tells a lamb of a star, following which the lamb tells his young shepherd that he also hears a loud song. They are each led to a "mighty king," whom they tell of
a child in the cold and ask to bring the child silver and gold (much as the Biblical Magi, which in tradition with prophecies in the Book of Isaiah and Psalm 72 are often characterized as kings, did
with their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh). The king proclaims a prayer of peace and announces that the child will "bring goodness and light."
Noel Regney had been invited by a record
producer to write a Christmas song, but he was hesitant due to the commercialism of the Christmas holiday.
Janet - I chose this song because it is passing
on the good news of Jesus to all