By Request, ‘Coventry Carol’

This somber carol commemorates Herod’s massacre of the innocents in Matthew 2:16-18–a reminder that there are evil powers in this world that will stop at nothing in their resistance to God’s plan for humanity’s salvation.

First published in the 16th century, this carol is probably a lot older than that. But its message has not gone out of date.

Performed by the King’s College Choir at Cambridge, requested by Erlene.

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. View all posts by leeduigon

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