(Winter 2008 - Fall 2010) Have you EVER met anyone who has said they haven't liked this song?! Well, I'm no exception! :) I have struggled over the years to write a good arrangement of this beloved Christmas song with absolutely stunning lyrics, always trying to get more and more flashy, bombastic, out-of-this-world. And I finally realized, that's not what this song needs, it just needs simplicity. The chord structure is so easy on this arrangement, it really gets you to focus on the message, which is what the song is all about. I still made it a little different, though! Instead of omitting the second verse like so many people do, I made that second verse the focus, keeping it as Christmas-y as possible. And my favorite part of the whole song is the note that creates a seventh chord with the piano near the end of the first verse. It's usually overshadowed by the high high note on the next chorus, but I love that seventh so much, I almost left the high note out all together! But, I couldn't...just so you know, I don't like that high note! And please forgive the key signature. I do get complaints some times about hard key signatures, and I often move the notes slightly to make it easier to play, but this time it just sounds best in D-flat...don't worry, you can handle it! 2009 UPDATE! I woke up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, just KNOWING that I needed to turn this into a killer violin duet, so here it is! Watch out, first violinist, you get WAAAAAAY up there! And in Summer 2010 the violin solo version is added! And in the fall of 2010 the 1P3H piano duet is added!