This sweet newborn will be deaf by the morn
Silence your drum tonight
Bring the boy with the lute
Bring the girl with the flute
But please no pa rum pa pum tonight

The ox and the sheep are no longer asleep
Silence your drum tonight
If you truly do care
You’ll turn off your snare
Please no pa rum pa pum tonight

We appreciate the distance you’ve come
It must’ve been hard to walk with a drum
But we’ve just put the Son of God to bed
Could you not have brought a harp instead?

It’s silence he needs
He has a people to lead
Don’t play that drum tonight
A drum tuned that high
Will just make him cry
Please no pa rum pa pum tonight

We appreciate the distance you’ve come
It must’ve been hard to walk with a drum
But we’ve just put the Son of God to bed
Could you not have brought a harp instead?