by John Gleadall
7 to 11 yrs - KS2 - optional harmony - (3m 31s)
Download includes: piano-vocal score, lyrics sheet, mp3 demo & backing tracks
Theme - Christmas, nativity, spiritual journey
Content - The journey to Bethlehem, from the point of view of the camel belonging to Melchior, one of the three wise men. ‘It’s all right for him!’ says the camel, grumpy about the long journey. But even he picks up the joyful atmosphere when they reach their destination…
Now we tread the way illuminated by the rays
Of light that shine
Across the desert night.
By the light of this great star we see two trav’lers from afar.
They go our way:
We follow the same light.
And now they’ve found a time
When they can satisfy their minds,
They must go!
They will see the dawn
When the Son of God is born
So we’ll go – go – tonight.
Go to the town, go to the town where,
Go to the town where we’ll find the babe.
Melchior's Camel features in the songbook 'Come On Christmas'
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