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The Christmas Mystery (A Christmas Song)

December 16, 2023

By Swami Kriyananda. Performed by the Ananda Village Choir in the Temple of Light, Dec 16th, 2023. You can watch the full concert here.


1. Long ago there was a little shed.

There three mighty kings did bow their heads

To a gentle babe of low degree

Whom men called the son of Mary.



Who’ll tell to me this mystery:

How a tiny babe in a manger laid

Could so many hearts to love persuade?

This holy son of Mary.


2. Shepherds came and knelt in wonder there,

Seeing him in light beyond compare,

And his eyes that told them all love was he

Whom men called the son of Mary.


3. Wonderful it was, that Christmas Day,

How from far and near they came to pray,

How from far they glimpsed his majesty

Whom men called the son of Mary.


4. Could it be that in that little one

Spirit’s universal love did shine?

If it’s true, he lives in you and me

Whom men call the son of Mary.