The famous Christmas song “Christmas in Our Hearts” was written by Rina Caniza and sung by Jose Mari Chan and his daughter Liza. Find the lyrics in this post.
This song was first released as part of Chan’s first Christmas Album, Christmas in Our Hearts, in 1990. To date, it is the best selling Filipino Album with sales reaching the 800,000 mark. It was given the double Diamond award and the first album to be given the Diamond award in the Philippines.
This song is widely popular that even up to today, the album Christmas in Our Hearts continues to sell well in music stores as well as online like in Amazon.
That very pinoy vibe, the importance of Pasko, the traditions of the Filipinos for the holiday are encapsulated and celebrated in this song. This is a classic now and for many, many years to come in the hearts of the Filipinos.
Here are the Lyrics for the popular Christmas song, Christmas in Our Hearts by Jose Mari Chan.
CHRISTMAS IN OUR HEARTS (Lyrics)
Whenever I see girls and boys
Selling lanterns in the streets
I remember the Child
In the manger as He sleeps
Whenever there are people
Giving gifts exchanging cards
I believe that Christmas
Is truly in their hearts
Let’s light our christmas trees
For a bright tomorrow
Where nations are at peace
And all are one in God.
Let’s sing ‘Merry Christmas
And a happy holiday’
This season, may we never forget
The love we have for Jesus
Let Him be the One to guide us
As another new year stars
And may the spirit of christmas
Be always in our hearts
In every prayer and every song
The community unites
Celebrating the birth
Of our Saviour Jesus Christ
Let love, like that starlight
On that first Christmas morn
Lead us back to the manger
Where Christ the Child was born
So come let us rejoice
Come and sing the Christmas carol
With one big joyful voice
Proclaim the name of the Lord.
Watch Jose Mari Chan perform this song with his daughter in this MTV from yesteryears:
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