Tune: “Come and see” (c) Vivien Chiu*
Come and see the star in the sky the spangle of angels the spark in our eyes. Come and see the gifts that we bring to welcome a baby, as if he’s a king! Resin of myrrh the baby to calm bitter, from wounding of small thorny trees. Frankincense oil— spiritual balm, focus and comfort, the mother to ease. Where is the baby? What are our gifts? Who can we tell to come and see? Spinning our story Memory and mystery. Will you trust your heart and journey with me? Gold for the baby, gold of the star. Presents and portents of death and rebirth— balm and embalming, spice in a jar. Gold for the dawn of heaven on earth. Spangle of angels, babe in a manger Sparks in our eyes, stars in the sky. Spinning our stories, memory and mystery. Joy to the world! Come and see!
This carol has had a tune written especially for it, by musician and organist Vivien Chiu: please contact me for a copy of the full score. The melody is here: