I WONDER AS I WANDER
(John Jacob Niles / Traditional)
Jo Stafford - 1950
Joan Baez - 1966
Barbra Steisand - 1967
Sandi Patty - 1974
Barbara Hendricks - 1995
Jewel - 1999
Also recorded by:
John Raitt; Jeanne Cotter; Peter, Paul & Mary; Larry Dalton;
Linda Ronstadt; Glenn Yarbrough; Kathleen Battle;
Theresa Donohoo; Rita Costanzi; John Aldis.
I wonder as I wander out under the sky,
How Jesus the Savior did come for to die.
For poor on'ry people like you and like I...
I wonder as I wander out under the sky.
When Mary birthed Jesus 'twas in a cow's stall,
With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all.
But high from God's heaven a star's light did fall,
And the promise of ages it then did recall.
If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing,
A star in the sky, or a bird on the wing,
Or all of God's angels in heav'n for to sing,
He surely could have it, 'cause he was the King.