Who Sang When a Child Is Born? Gladys Knight & The Pips

Gladys Knight & The Pips That Special Time of Year cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980
length: 3:54
performer: Johnny Mathis
Some other versions of "When a Child Is Born"

Lyrics
A ray of hope flickers in the sky
A tiny star lights up way up high
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass when a child is born

A silent wish sails the seven seas
The winds of change whisper in the trees
And the walls of doubt crumble, tossed and torn
This comes to pass when a child is born

A rosy hue settles all around
You've got the feel you're on solid ground
For a spell or two, no one seems forlorn
This comes to pass when a child is born

And all of this happens because the world is waiting,
Waiting for one child
Black, white, yellow, no one knows
But a child that will grow up and turn tears to laughter,
Hate to love, war to peace and everyone to everyone's neighbor
And misery and suffering will be words to be forgotten, forever

It's all a dream, an illusion now
It must come true, sometime soon somehow
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass when a child is born

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 That Special Time of Year
  • 2 Jingle Bells
  • 3 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
  • 4 This Christmas
  • 5 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  • 6 It's the Happiest Time of the Year
  • 7 I Believe
  • 8 When a Child Is Born
  • 9 The Lord's Prayer
  • 10 Let There Be Peace on Earth (Let It Begin With Me)

  • Release information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin