Christmas in Kigali
by Tom Flannery copyright 2003
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It's Christmas in Kigali 
the children gather 'round 
red on green is beautiful 
when it's laid out on the ground 
they sing thanks and praises to the Lord 
because He loves them still 
it's time to forget what they can see 
still waiting in the hills 

It's Christmas in Kigali 
Washington sends their best 
and France sends presents for the kids 
with hopes for eternal rest 
to those who could not be be here 
to see the joyful scene 
when the party is in full swing 
you can't hear people scream 

a silent night is filled with fright 
there's celebration in Kigali tonight 

It's Christmas in Kigali 
holiest time of year 
when the clouds they part and sun beams down 
to dry the people's tears 
and even the ghosts that walk this land 
are blinded by the love 
shown in this land of 1000 hills 
from those who Lord above 

a silent night is filled with fright 
there's celebration in Kigali tonight 


 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes
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I wonder if Santa would stop there or take the easy way out and fly right over. Whatever he decides, lets hope his sled has better luck than President Habyarimana's plane.

The is something about Christmas that has a river quality to it. It's going to keep rolling along no matter where you are or what you are doing. Children understand this perfectly...which is why you can probably hear laughter in Kigali at times.....if you listen really hard.