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The Shepherd’s Pipe English

The Shepherd's Pipe

Songs from the Holy Night


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This unpretentious yet hauntingly mystical cycle of poems, now set to music, revolves around the stable on Christmas Night. The commonplace things participate in the miraculous birth, as do the everyday people who come to worship. Read the poems, listen to the songs, or download the sheet music and sing it yourselves.


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This unpretentious yet hauntingly beautiful cycle of Christmas poems, first published in German in 1935 and later translated into English by Jere Brunner and set to music as a children’s cantata by Marlys Swinger, revolves around the stable on Christmas Night. The commonplace things participate, each in its own way, in the miraculous birth, as do the everyday people who come to worship – and we find ourselves among them. 

The poems in The Shepherd’s Pipe can be read again and again. Better yet, listen to (or sing!) the songs, which are simple enough for anyone to learn. Your Christmas experience will be all the richer.

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The Speech of Things

  • Prelude
  • The Stable
  • The Roof above the Manger
  • The Manger
  • The Rose Bush
  • The Linden Tree
  • The Stars and the Moon

Simplicity Upon Its Knees

  • The Ox and the Ass
  • The Child
  • The Beloved and the Man
  • The Poet
  • Christmas Every Day
  • The Old Shepherd
  • The Wisemen

The Heart Lifts Its Hands

  • The Bed of Hay
  • The Wisp of Straw
  • The Spider in the Corner
  • The Little Path
  • The Shepherd's Song
  • The Candle
  • The Bell
  • The Miracle

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