Here is a little penny rug project made to celebrate my sister’s birthday in November of 2010. It lacked a name until my sister received it in the mail and said it reminded her of one of her favorite Christmas songs “Do You Hear What I Hear?” I think it fits perfectly.
Here are the lyrics to the beautiful Christmas song written in 1962 for which this penny rug is named. It was written as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Lyrics by Noel Regney and music by Gloria Shayne Baker.
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Said the night wind to the little lamb,
“Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite,
With a tail as big as a kite.”
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 the sea,
With a voice as big as the the sea.”
Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
“Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, 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.”