Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hush! There's a Baby in the Manger

So I wrote this little song, “Hush,” a few years ago for an 80-voice children’s choir to sing. They belted it out, and they loved it. When it came time to make this cd, I was not planning to include it. I couldn’t think of a way to do it that would work. Then I thought, well, I could have a small group of children sing it, and mix in some of my young adult singers… and yesterday Tandy came over to do some recording. This is Tandy… isn’t she beautiful?


And I asked her to lay down a track of “Hush.” And there it was. The answer… of course she had to sing this song. And then these cool people stopped by to add some harmony to the mix. This is Stephanie (gorgeous, right?)...


And then Michael and Drew…


And now it sounds like this. Enjoy the sneak preview.




Hush! There’s a baby in the manger.
Hush! If you wake him he will cry.
Hush! He’s our tiny Lord and Savior,
Sleeping in a stable here in Bethlehem.

Hush! Hush! Hush!

Don’t cry now, sweet baby Jesus…
Your mama’s holding you all through the night.
Joseph’s watching over the manger.
Everything’s gonna be alright.

Look! In heaven there’s a new star.
Look! It’s bringin’ shepherds from afar.
Look! Now the wise men are a comin’
Come to see the baby here in Bethlehem.

Look! Look! Look!

I love you, sweet baby Jesus…
All I want is to feel your light.
I know if I just try to be like you,
Everything’s gonna be alright.

Hush! There’s a baby in the manger.
Hush! If you wake him will cry.
Hush! He’s our tiny Lord and Savior,
Sleeping in a stable here in Bethlehem.

Hush! There’s a baby in the manger.
Hush! If you wake him will cry.
Hush! He’s our tiny Lord and Savior,
Sleeping in a stable
Sleeping in a stable
Sleeping in a stable here in Bethlehem.

14 comments:

  1. Love this song! This is so cool!

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  2. This sounds so great! I can't wait to hear the whole finished product!

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  3. Wow. This is so different from your other songs. I love it. It has incredible potential.

    I wish I could sing.

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  4. I really like it! A great twist from the original. Thumbs up!

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  5. SOO lovely! I love the different style. Very much pops.

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  6. I love that girl's voice. So incredible. The song is awesome!

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  7. This is such a great song... can't you just see our grandkids singing this each Christmas program? It would be amazing!

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  8. I loved this song when my girls did it at Sing Noel with the primary! I'm soo soo glad you added this one too! And thanks for letting Drew be a part of it!

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  9. I remember my daughter Amanda singing this at Sing Noel when we lived in Mission Viejo 6+ years. I love this song!!!

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  10. Can i just say how much i love this song!! So awesome that you wrote it! You're truly talented! And the people that sang this song are truly amazing! I can't wait to get my cd...so excited!

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  11. Proud Mamacita Shields loves hearing her daughter's beautiful and Jazzy voice singing Victoria's HUSH!

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  12. its' all about the baby has impired me to write something about the importance and suprememacy of the baby over all other significant people and places ....thanks so much Olaolu Adeleke

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  13. I would like to hear the song Hush... Where do I go to hear it?

    Michael Christensen

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