Alan Jackson – The Angels Cried lyrics

[ duet with Allison Kraus ]

They came from near they came from far following a distant star to where he lay

Not being sure of what it meant but knowing it was heaven sent they made their way

And the creatures gathered round and didn’t make a sound and the angels cried

The angels knew what was to come the reason God had sent his son from up above

It filled their hearts with joy to see and knowing of his destiny came tears of love

And the creatures gathered round and didn’t make a sound and the angels cried

[ mandolin – violin ]

I’ve often thought about that night and wondered if they realized that star so bright

Was sent to tell all the land the son of God would soon become the son of man

And the creatures gathered round and didn’t make a sound and the angels cried

And the angels cried and the angels cried