The Shepherd's Song

from by Rachel And The Holywaters

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD  or more


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    For those of you who still like having a physical CD in your hand, you can order one here!!

    Includes unlimited streaming of No Bad Ideas via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $10 USD or more 



My first original Christmas song!


I’ve been sleeping on these hills in the snow and in the rain
Keeping watch over this flock, trying hard not to complain
It’s a solitary life underneath these darkened skies
Seems I only stay alive so I can work another night

As a boy I grew up poor, barely had enough to eat
Never had the time for school, had to work out in the heat
I’m a shepherd like my dad as my son will be one day
Gotta keep these sheep well fed if I wanna earn my pay

I was looking at the stars twinkling in the black
Couldn’t help but realize just how small I am
Is there anybody up there who has got my back
Or am I left here to defend myself the best I can

That’s when the angels came, saying, do not fear
And I was off to Bethlehem, their song ringing in my ear

Singing, Glory to God in the highest heaven
There is peace on earth
Glory to God in the highest heaven
There’s good will to men

I saw the baby boywrapped up in swaddling clothes
Lying in a manger just the way the angels had told
His mother looked so tired, weary to the bone
Here was the Messiah, the Savior of the world

I’ll be sleeping on these hills for the remainder of my days
But I never will forget no matter how my memory fades
We are, none of us, alone; God has joined the ranks of men
But I keep checking on those stars for when He comes for us again


from No Bad Ideas, released August 3, 2013
Lyrics & Music by Chris Holowaty
Vocals & Instruments: Chris Holowaty
Backing vocals: Amy Holowaty & Rachel Sekerak



all rights reserved


Rachel And The Holywaters Seattle, Washington

contact / help

Contact Rachel And The Holywaters

Streaming and
Download help