Dream a Dream

carol of dreams

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

Lyrics as Poetry

Dream a dream, a hopeful dream,
as children do on Christmas Eve,
imaginings, surprising things
to hold and to believe.Dream a time, this Christmas time,
when no one’s hungry or afraid;
that weapons go and harvests grow,
that friends are met and made.Dream a peace, our planet’s peace,
the greening of the earth at play,
the holy ground where life is found,
where God has touched the clay.Dream a gift, the Christmas gift
that changes every thing we see:
the shimmering of angel wing,
the Child, the Mystery.

Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 1996 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

Comments About Song

Comment by
from her book
“Faith Makes the Song” (#9):

“‘Carol of Dreams’ [Shirley’s sub-title for
‘Dream a Dream’] is one of two carols designed for a tune by Professor Peter Godfrey, who asked for a ‘grown-up’s’ version and one for small children.”

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

                                                    Audio Sample

Introduction is first 4 measures and last 4 measures all played 8va.
David Moddle sings all 4 verses.

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Advent∶Themes∶ peace
  • Advent∶ Year 'A'∶ Advent 3
  • Advent∶ Year 'B'∶ Advent 2
  • Advent∶ Year 'B'∶ Advent 3
  • Advent∶ Year 'C'∶ Advent 3
  • Angel, Angels
  • Change
  • Children∶ music about
  • Children∶ music for
  • Christmas
  • Christmas Eve
  • Dream, Dreaming
  • Gifts & Talents
  • Giving
  • Hope
  • Hunger
  • Intergenerational
  • Jesus∶ birth
  • Mystery
  • Peace

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