We posted this last year and it didn’t win the carol contest; but this year it’s really getting views! But that’s only because it’s so wonderful. Moves me just about to tears.
O Come All Ye Faithful, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy on this cute little train–on the Kettle Valley Railway in Summerland, British Columbia.
What would you give to take this ride with them?
I just felt like hearing O Come All Ye Faithful one more time. And it’s been years and years since I had anything like a scenic train ride. This is the Kettle Valley Railway in British Columbia, with the Fountainview Orchestra aboard.
Who wants to let Christmas or Easter go by without the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s The Messiah?
Requested by TheWhiteRabbit, here’s the Royal Choral Society and Hallelujah.
We’ve still got some Christmas music for you. Here’s one requested by Joshua: Silent Night, sung by Enya in Irish Gaelic.
It wasn’t easy to post this hymn. The computer kept giving me “Holly Jolly Christmas” instead. That has now vanished somewhere into cyberspace, and here is Burl Ives, O Little Town of Bethlehem.
Thank you for your prayers, everybody. I should be back to normal sometime this afternoon.
G’day, boys ‘n’ girls, and stand up and cheer the winner of our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest!
Our winner is…. Lydia! She posted this rendition of Joy to the World on Dec. 9, and that day it got 44 views. We still don’t know the name of the children’s choir that’s singing it, but whoever they are, it’s lovely.
Lydia, you have won an autographed copy of Bell Mountain No 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever. It hasn’t been published yet, but it will be soon.
All of us together raised a joyful noise unto the Lord, this Christmas season. And if there are still some Christmas hymns you’d like to hear, all you’ve gotta do is ask for them.
This is Byron the Quokka looking forward to the next contest…
(Sorry, didn’t mean for the picture to turn out anywhere near that big!)
Requested by TheWhiteRabbit especially for Advent, coming to us via Isaiah, The People That in Darkness Sat: and this is The Lutheran Warbler, working her way through the Lutheran Hymnal.
Joshua found this for us–Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, sung by Fernando Ortega. The words come from an ancient Greek liturgy; the melody, from an ancient French carol.
This rendition of The Little Drummer Boy by the Harry Simeone Chorale deeply moved me. Maybe it was the video. All the dreadful things that happen–and yet there’s still Christmas. God gave it to us because He knows we need it.