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It's the Thought... (1989)

Updated: Oct 22, 2023


It's the Thought... is the seventh studio and Christmas album by Christian music singer -songwriter Twila Paris, released in 1989 on Star Song Records. It was the last album to be produced by Jonathan David Brown, whom Paris has collaborated since 1982 and produced her previous five albums.


The album is not your typical Christmas record, aside from "White Christmas" used in medley form with the traditional hymn "Whiter Than Snow." Paris wrote four original songs and her father Oren Paris II wrote "This World," about the change that the first Christmas had on the entire world. The album debuted and peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.


Track listing


1. Midwinter (Christina Rossetti, Gustav Holst) -4:33

2. Alleluia, Christ Is Born (Twila Paris) -1:43

3. Glory to God (Twila Paris) -1:50

4. Away In A Manger (William J. Kirkpatrick, James Ramsey Murray) -3:39

5. White Christmas/Whiter Than Snow (Irving Berlin/Traditional; arranged by

Twila Paris) -3:52

6. It's the Thought (Twila Paris) -3:54

7. I Saw Three Ships (William Sandys) -4:40

8. This World (Oren Paris II) -4:07

9. Down In Yon Forest (Traditional; arranged by Twila Paris) -1:21

10. O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight) -5:01

11. Hallelujah Chorus (George Frideric Handel) -3:52

12. Wandering Pilgrim (Twila Paris) -4:06


Radio singles

1989 -1990 "Wandering Pilgrim" -#27 Christian AC


Previous release: For Every Heart (1988)


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