Hangad is recording its 5th album!!! This time it’ll be a 4-track Christmas card CD to be launched this October. One of the original tracks in the CD is a song entitled “Raymond’s Lullaby”. The lyrics is as inspiring as the story behind it.
Marchan Padla, a L’Arche volunteer (L’Arche is a non-profit organization committed to cause of mentally-handicapped street children), emailed Hangad out-of-the-blue about wanting to share a song he wrote. He has never known nor heard of Hangad but he suddenly found himself at the Hangad website. He wrote a song for one of the L’Arche kids named Raymond – a kid who was autistic and hated loud noises. Every holiday season, the volunteers would bring Raymond and the other kids outside the city to somewhere quite. In the serenity of the countryside, the kids would be safe from kapows and bangs urban folks use to celebrate the holiday’s with (firecrackers are definitely the Chinese’s biggest holiday influence on us). Anyway, Marchan aptly wrote “Raymond’s Lullaby” as the song title.
If I’d make a wish for Christmas,
Each day would be like Christmas night.
When we put aside our fighting,
find the warmth that comes from giving,
When the rushing world slows down for once to share a song of joy
Then the noise will fade
Weary hearts will find themselves at ease.
Throughout the world, all men will learn
To live in Christmas peace
Only then shall we feel the baby Jesus in our hearts
What a miracle, the heavenly King,
Born in our hearts!
I might not be able to post again once we’ve launched the album but check out www.hangad.com by October to see where you can get a copy :)