St. Nicholas

A song from Canada by Glenda Rae and Miles Black

St Nicholas postcard
Artist: Joseph Mauder
German Postcard
St. Nicholas Center Collection

One small bag of gold
Through a window it flew
Into a stocking
Hung to dry
A dowry paid

Sailors lost out at sea
Caught in raging storms
An apparition
Of flesh and bone
Would guide them home

Oh, St. Nicholas, you lived and your life
will teach us how to truly love
Oh St. Nicholas, you’re a mystery
A saint, a man for all humanity
Like the tiny babe we celebrate

Snow is falling now
A late December Scene
Heavy branches
Christmas lights
That dance on the trees

It’s another year
With all that living brings
My heart is full
With priceless gifts
For you joy and peace

Oh, St. Nicholas, you lived and your life
will teach us how to truly love
Oh St. Nicholas, you’re a mystery
A saint, a man for all humanity

Oh St. Nicholas, you gave in secret
so that no one else would see
Oh St. Nicholas you’re a mystery
Admired, misunderstood
Like the babe
of Bethlehem
The Christ child
We celebrate


Music and lyrics: Glenda Rae and Miles Black

CD cover
From Glenda Rae 12 Songs of Christmas. Copyright © 2009 Milenda Music/SOCAN, Glenda Rae Music.
Glenda Rae is a pop, soul and jazz musician from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Used by permission.

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