In the night Was the dark In the dark Was the dream In the dream Was the Child And myself There unseen
In the book was the word In the word there was truth In the truth there was age In the age there was youth
And I said to the Child Do your hands they still bleed After all of this time Do you think there's still need But the Child only smiled
And said not a word And the snow it came down As if it hadn't heard
And all that night the snow came down To heal the scars our lives had found And the years that lay broken
And there upon that bridge of dreams Across the night we walked unseen With no words ever spoken
And then on through that night We did walk for a while And our steps turned to blocks And the blocks turned to miles
Then we followed a path For as far as we could Till we found ourselves there In an evergreen woods
There were thousands of candles Upon every tree It was beautiful But there was one mystery For with all of those candles You must understand That the only one lit Was now in that His hand
And there upon that Christmas scene The candle wax of melted dreams And the years they had taken
And there's that snow did gently fall We one by one relit them all Till each dream was awakened
And then there to that light This young Child showed to me All the things that he dreamt All the things that might be How for everything given That something is gained Strike one match in the dark And all the world's not the same
And then I asked that Child Why this night has a star And he said, "So we'd know That we could see that far" And these candles are wed To that star's distant light And it all came to be Upon that long winter's night That long winter's night That long winter's night
And when I awoke, well the Child he was gone But somewhere in my mind I believe he lives on And somewhere in my life Between here and the end On a long winter's night I will dream him again
Writer/s: JOHN N. OLIVA, JOHN OLIVA, PAUL F. O'NEILL, PAUL O'NEILL
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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