From the recording Down in Yon Forest
I Wonder as I Wander
(John Jacob Niles, based on an
Appalachian song collected from
young Annie Morgan in 1933)
I wonder as I wander out under the sky, How Jesus the Savior did come for to die For poor orn'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 up in 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.