A spaceman came travelling on his ship from afar
't was light years of time since his mission did start.
And over a village he halted his craft
and it hung in the sky like a star -
just like a star.
He followed a light and came down to a shed
where mother and child were there lying on a bed.
A bright light of silver shone round his head
and he had the face of an angel.
And they were afraid
when the stranger spoke,
he said "Do not fear!
I come from a planet a long way from here,
and I bring a message for mankind to hear."
Suddenly the sweetest music filled the air -
and it went, la, la, la ...
Peace and good will to all men,
and love for the child.
La, la, la ...
This lovely music went trembling through the ground
and many were wakened on hearing the sound
and travellers on the road the village the found
by the light of that ship in the sky
which shone all around.
And just before dawn at the paling of the sky
the stranger returned and said: "Now I must fly!
When two thousand years of your time has gone by
this song will begin once again to a baby's cry!"