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Do You Hear What I Hear

From: A Very Special Christmas
Various Artists - A Very Special Christmas

“She came into the studio. I went to get a cup of tea, and when I got back, she was finished. She sang so powerfully.”

Jimmy Iovine

Whitney Houston donated her recording of “Do You Hear What I Hear” for the first A Very Special Christmas benefit album in 1989, raising money for the Special Olympics. The song also was released in 1995 on the U.S. maxi singles for “Exhale (Shoop Shoop).”

Songwriters: Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne Baker

Lyrics

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear
Ringing through the sky shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear
A song, a song
High above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king
Do you know what I know
In your palace wall mighty king
Do you know what I know
A child, a child
Shivers in the cold
Let us bring him silver and gold
Let us bring him silver and gold

Said the king to the people everywhere
Listen to what I say
Pray for peace people everywhere
Listen to what I say
The child, the child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light

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