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Jewel in the Night…Performed on ISS

This is the first intentional song recording ever made by a human being off the planet Earth. Chris posted it just before Christmas, 2012. — Dave.

From Youtube:“Chris Hadfield, riding through space in the International Space Station, posted a recording he made of a Christmas song of peace, written by his equally talented and aviation-struck brother Dave. The song was first written by Dave for the members of the first long duration crew on the ISS in 2000.

Listen now, as Chris sings this beautiful carol while speeding 27,744 kilometers per hour and looking down on a world with only the appearance of Peace.”

Jewel In the Night (Space Carol)

So bright,                                                   Em    D
Jewel in the Night,                                    C    Em
There in my window below.                   Em    D

So bright,                                                   Em    D
Dark as the night,                                     C    Em
with all of our cities aglow.                     Em    D    Em

It’s long been our way,                            G
To honor this day,                                    D
And offer goodwill to men.                     F     Bm

And know,                                                  Em    D
Where ever we go,                                    C    Em
It’s come round to Christmas again.      Em    D    Em

So far,
Shines ever star,
There without limit to see.

So grand,
Faraway land,
Beckoning, calling to me.

And let it be shown,
Wherever we go,
In all of the wonders above.

With all that we bring,
There’s no finer thing,
Than this message, this promise of love.

Love for the families that gather below,                 Em    D    C    Em
Love for the stranger that you’ll never know,         Em    D    C    Em
For those who aren’t with you,                                  C     Am
who wander above.                                                     G    B7

So bright,
Jewel in the Night,
There lies the cradle we knew.

Home of,
All that we love,
And all of our memories too.

It shall be our way to wander away,
to take with us all that we know,

And never cease,
The message of peace,
From Bethlehem so long ago.