Friday, January 9, 2009

One Small Child

Andrew has been taking violin lessons for about 2 1/2 years. He has had the privilege of playing at church several times in the past few months. On the evening of December 25th, he played his violin at the annual German Christmas Service hosted by our church. This service is spoken entirely in the German language. It is always amazing to me how we are blessed by this event even though no one in our family can speak German! The spirit of the Lord seems to translate this beautiful service for all of us! Andrew choose a beautiful song titled One Small Child. (Click on the arrow above to hear him play. You will also need to click the stop button on My Playlist.) This is one of my favorite Christmas songs, here are the lyrics...

One Small Child By David Meece

One small child in a land of a thousand,One small dream of a Savior tonight,

One small hand reaching out to the starlight, One small city of life.

One king bringing his gold and his riches,One king ruling an army of might,

One king kneeling with incense and candlelight, One King bringing us life.

Chorus: See him lying, a cradle beneath him. See him smiling in the stall.

See his mother praising his father. See his tiny eyelids fall.

One small light from the flame of a candle, one small light from a city of might,

One small light from the stars in the endless night, one small light from a face

Chorus: See the shepherds kneeling before him, See the kings on bended knee,

See his mother praising his Father. See the Blessed Infant sleep.

One small child in a land of a thousand. One small dream in a people of might.

One small hand reaching out to the starlight, One small Savior of life.


Bonnie said...

Kelly, he did a beautiful job! He plays in a fine, disciplined manner, with such focus. All of those excellent fundamentals will serve him well in the future.

That really is a special service, isn't it? We have only been twice, but even though it is in German, it is very sacred and touching.

Please tell Andrew he did a wonderful job, and keep up the good work!

Mrs. Frodge
PS: I LOVE the new look on your blog!!

The Miller Family said...

What a great job, Andrew! I also love that song...good selection!

Mrs. Miller

The Dischers said...

Andrew did a wonderful job! His tone was very clear. The effect was quite beautiful.

So, just 16 days 'til Andrew is 11! Benny just turned 11 yesterday. All these "little kids" are growing up. WOW!



I just listened to Andrew play!
It was very pretty!
Keep up the good work, Andrew.
Hope to see y'all soon.



That was so good - Andrew has really improved. It sounds like his solo really added something special to the service :)

Hope to see you soon!
The Stricklens