Always There’s a Carol

• Carol for a Dark Night

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: QUEENSTOWN

Lyrics as Poetry

Always there’s a carol
waiting for a voice,
always there’s a candle
waiting for a flame,
always there’s an angel
telling us “Rejoice!”

So, sing the carol,
light the candle,
join the angel praise:
Christmas is the day of all days!


Always when we seek it,
shines the Christmas star,
always God is present
could we only see,
always God enfolds us,
holds us where we are,

So, sing the carol,
light the candle,
join the angel praise:
Christmas is the day of all days!


Always out of darkness,
countering the strife,
always comes the Christ-child
leading us to peace:
always there’s a baby,
crying for a life,

So, sing the carol,
light the candle,
join the angel praise:
Christmas is the day of all days!


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 2001 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

Comments About Song

Shirley sub-titled this text “Carol for a Dark Night”.


Comments by SHIRLEY ERENA MURRAY
from her book “Faith Makes the Song” (#1):

“written for our U.S.A. friends to offer a sense of hopeful cheer for Christmas 2001.”


Faith Makes the Song
is published by:Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, IL USA


Audio Sample

ALWAYS THERE'S A CAROL
One Verse and Refrain
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Angel, Angels
  • Candle
  • Christmas
  • Light
  • Peace
  • Star

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