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Advent 2009: “Christmas Babe,” Frances K. Taylor

By: Ardis E. Parshall - December 01, 2009

Here is another short song from Frances K. Taylor.  Click here for Phantom’s recording of this piece.



Come gather, dear children, we’ll tenderly sing
Of that glorious first Christmas night,
When Jesus the child, a heavenly king,
Came down from the mansions of light.
While angels were singing His praise loud and clear,
He slept on His fond mother’s breast,
As peacefully sweet as our own babes here,
We so lovingly sing to rest.



  1. I liked this song a lot. It sort of grows naturally to a peak at the end, and it seems very singable.

    This is another winner. Thanks, Ardis and Phantom.

    Comment by Hunter — December 1, 2009 @ 9:11 am

  2. This is another of my favorites. Unlike a few others in the collection, it sounds very much like a Christmas carol. (But is it the song or the stops you use, Phantom?)

    Thanks for mentioning FHE yesterday, Hunter. With that in mind, I printed out two songs from the collection and we sang them last night for FHE instead of the songs for next Sunday’s sacrament meeting services, like we usually use.

    We all enjoyed the pieces: “The First Christmas Night” (Renstrom) which I chose since the kids are used to the sound of her music (Once There Was a Snowman, etc.) and “In the Star-Light” (Woolsey/Sauer) since “Springtime in the Rockies” is a favorite of my husband. I also chose them since they’re easier and more tuneful than some of the other selections.

    I know this comment is already long enough, but I’ve been wondering if at some point Phantom would be willing to comment on some of the technical aspects of making the recordings.

    Thanks, once again, Ardis and Phantom. (And Hunter!)

    Comment by Researcher — December 1, 2009 @ 10:10 am

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