He Come from the Glory!

When my kids were small, I always used to look forward to attending the annual nativity play. There would nearly always be something in the play that would be very funny indeed. Whatever it turned out to be was not usually deliberately intended. In fact, you just couldn’t script some of the things I remember seeing.

On one occasion, I remember the kids singing the 12 Days of Christmas and different children sang different lines. The girl who sang the line, ‘and a partridge in a pear tree’ had a gruff voice and sang slightly off key. The first time she sang the line, we all smiled. After two of three times, it became very amusing and after the twelve days had all been sung, everyone was in stitches. So, when I came across this wonderful video of a nativity play, I felt I just had to share it with you.

The little girl with the big angel wings and the big voice is the younger sister of the girl in the centre with the gold tinsel headband. I don’t know why they are wearing tinsel; perhaps it is supposed to be a halo. The expression on the face of the shepherd in the front row says it all: she obviously wasn’t singing quite like that during the rehearsals.

The video has been up on Youtube for a little while and apparently, people had been commenting that the young girl may have been deaf and therefore not able to understand the volume of her own voice. But it turned out that she was not deaf at all. She was deliberately singing loudly because before the performance, her mum had reminded her to sing up.

Why don’t you watch it again and, this time, sing along …

He came from the glory
He came from the glorious kingdom
He came from the glory
He came from the glorious kingdom
Oh yes, believer!
Oh yes, believer!
He came from the glory
He came from the glorious kingdom

As I said, you just couldn’t script that stuff!

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