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Performer Alan Jackson and Alison Krauss
written by Harley Allen and Deborah Nims
charted by Bo Frazer


NOTES: capo fret 3

Intro = D  C  G  A  D  C  G  A

Verse 1:
     D                    A
They came from near, they came from far,
Bm          A               G
Following a distant star to where He lay,
    D             A
Not being sure of what it meant, but
Bm             A
Knowing it was heaven sent,
They made their way,

And the creatures gathered 'round
And didn't make a sound,
        D  C   G
And the angels cried.

Verse 2:
The angels knew what was to come,
The reason God had sent His son
From up above.
It filled their hearts with joy to see, and
Knowing of His destiny,
Came tears of love.


repeat intro
Verse 3:
I've often thought about that night
And wondered if they realized
That star so bright
Was sent to tell all the land
The Son of God would soon become
The Son of Man.

repeat last chorus line twice