Hymn, ‘The Huron Carol’

This is the oldest Christmas hymn known from Canada. It was composed by missionaries in 1643 for the Huron people. Their word for God was “Manitou,” but it means God–our God, Father of Jesus Christ. If the words and details seem strange, remember what the Bible says–of one blo0d made He all the nations of men (Acts 17:26).

I am still taking requests for carols to be posted here, and from now on I will take requests for hymns every day of the year. When it comes to loving and praising our heavenly Father, and His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, every day is the right day for that.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations.

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One response to “Hymn, ‘The Huron Carol’

  • Linda Sorci

    This is a beautiful hymn, and the first time I’ve heard it. Thank you, Lee, for your dedication to Our Lord and to your readers who benefit greatly. Would you please post ‘You Raise Me Up’?

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