Whispering Trees, from A Tiny Miracle (Day 27)

Winter Storm Juno let us off easy, as it turns out, and so instead of the “deepest snows” I was anticipating, we’ve got about an inch on the ground here in Philadelphia. Even so, today’s song is Whispering Trees from A Tiny Miracle, and it couldn’t be more appropriate to the season. The song speaks of the promise of rebirth at a time when the world seems frozen: a heart-warming thought on a January day! Joilet Harris is the soloist, and the chorus includes Mary Ellen Grant Kennedy, Scott Ward,

Whispering trees

The illustration is by Jack Crompton and appears in Richard Wainwright’s book from which the musical is adapted.

Whispering trees
Trembling in the moonlight
Stirred by the breeze
Quietly they sing.
Listen and you’ll hear
A song of yearning
That keeps returning.
Beneath the winter snows
The music flows,
And deep in the earth
There’s a special magic
Ready for birth
At the touch of spring.
Although the winter winds are keen,
The gift of life is evergreen
And growing in these
Whispering trees.

Deep in the earth
There’s a special magic
Ready for birth
At the touch of spring.
Although the winter winds are keen,
The gift of life is evergreen
And growing in these
Whispering trees.
Deep in the chill…

WISE OAK
Hear them murmur and sigh on the hill…

CHORUS
Quiet and still,
Whispering trees.

WISE OAK
How I love the whisp’ring of the trees.

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