I Wonder As I Wander

I Wonder As I Wander has been among my favorite Christmas songs for years now. Composer John Jacob Niles combined a beautiful melody with pensive lyrics, and today the song is one that stands in sharp contrast to what our culture calls the spirit of the season.

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In the midst of voices calling us to hurry and buy, to rush and spend, I Wonder As I Wander invites us to calm ourselves and to contemplate the stillness and the quiet that accompanied Jesus into the world.