By Request, ‘Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence’

Requested by Jan–Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, sung by the choir at Manchester Cathedral, in England: traditional French melody, from Picardy (just across the Channel).

Come one, come all, to our first Christmas Carol Contest! Don’t rely on just a few readers to do all the work.

I don’t know. Maybe I should offer a cooler prize, instead of an autographed copy of one of my books.

Anyhow, the business at hand is to proclaim the birth of Jesus Christ as the focal point of human history, as something that really happened, Word of God made flesh, Holiness born as one of us–and in a stable, no less! But to the King of Kings the most opulent palace in the world would fall as far short of His glory as any stable would. And it’d be a lot less cozier.

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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