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Roger Whittaker – The Governor's Dream lyrics

Judea lies heavy under the foot of Rome
Was ever a governor as troubled as I
I, Quirinius, governor of the Jews
These troublesome people
And now, I dream
I dream...

I dream a star lights the way
O holy, O holy
Voices sing, voices pray
O holy, O holy
Rise up, for he is come
Rise up, rise up, for he is come
For he is come
Who sings? Who sings?
Who shouts? Who shouts?
Who prays?
Come out! Come out, come out, I say!

Ah...
Ah... I dream
I but dream...

I see a stable, nearly dark
O holy, O holy
An infant sleeps, the watchdogs bark
O holy, O holy
Rise up, for he is come
Rise up, rise up, for he is come
For he is come
Who sings? Who sings?
Who shouts? Who shouts?
Who prays?
Come out! Come out, come out, I say!

Ah... I dream
I but dream...

But this cannot be Rome
O holy, O holy
The Forum's gone, the flesh and bone
O holy, O holy
And what is this within my sight
A temple holy filled with light
A dome across a ringing bell
I hear a million voices swell
And they sing
And they sing:

O holy, O holy
He is come, he is come
O holy, O holy
Rise up, rise up
For he is come, for he is come...

Who prays? Who sings?
Who shouts? Who prays?
Come out! Come out, come out, I say!
Who sings? Who shouts?
Who shouts? Who prays?
Come out! Come out, I say!
Who sings? Who shouts?...

O holy, O holy
He is come, he is come
O holy, O holy
Rise up, rise up
For he is come, for he is come...



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    A troubled, hardened, world-weary roman sees a vision of the christ child, humble, but the voices are angels and praise for him as tthe true king and lord. Quirinius feels an intense urge to understand the meaning, but he cannot. All he can do is feel frightend, and conseqntly angry, he shouts, 'who sings, who shouts, who prays?! Come out! Come out! ' but cannot understand the answer. But the joy and holiness of the night goes on in spite of him, indeed the song only grows louder. This amazing song finishes with his shouts being ultimately drowned out by the ever strengthening celestial voices.
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