(Noel Paul Stookey)
And it came to pass on a Christmas evening
While all the doors were shuttered tight
Outside standing, a lonely boy-child
Cold and shivering in the night.
On the street every window
Save but one was gleaming bright
And to this window walked the boy-child
Peeking in saw candlelight.
Through other windows he had looked at turkeys
And ducks and geese and cherry pies
But through this window saw a gray-haired lady
Table bare and tears in her eyes.
Into his coat reached...
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