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Join the Evergreen Staff as we celebrate the magic of the holidays through the greatest holiday stories ever told. We bring to life the tales of Christmas classics through enchanting narratives, iconic music, and much more. It's our way of appreciating Evergreen Podcast listeners in the way we know best... storytelling.

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Friendly Beasts

This year our Production Director, Brigid Coyne, worked with the Kindergarten students from Padre Pio Academy to record their Christmas pageant performance. With this adorable rendition of "Friendly Beasts" by Charlie and Ira Louvin, the students will melt your heart. Enjoy!

Songwriters: Charlie Louvin / Ira Louvin

The Friendly Beasts

Jesus our brother, strong and good
Was humbly born in a stable rude
And the friendly beasts around him stood
Jesus our brother, strong and good.

"I, " said the sheep with curly horn,
"I gave him my wool for his blanket warm;
He wore my coat on Christmas morn."
"I, " said the sheep with curly horn.

"I, " said the dove from the rafters high,
"I cooed him to sleep so that he would not cry;
We cooed him to sleep, my mate and i."
"I, " said the dove from the rafters high.

"I, " said the cow, all white and red
"I gave him my manger for his bed;
I gave him my hay to pillow his head."
"I, " said the cow, all white and red.

"I, " said the donkey, shaggy and brown,
"I carried his mother up hill and down;
I carried his mother to Bethlehem town."
"I, " said the donkey, shaggy and brown.

Thus every beast by some good spell
In the stable dark was glad to tell
Of the gift he gave Emmanuel,
The gift he gave Emmanuel.

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