Joshua asked for this one: How Great Our Joy, by Steve Green.
I was going to update the Christmas Carol Contest here, but something tells me I’d better do it in a separate post.
Requested by Erlene: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is a Latin hymn from way back in the 12th century.
If you’re wondering what good it does to post hymns, think about this comment I found on the Youtube page: “I’m an atheist. After listening to this I realize how it feels like to believe in him.”
Give God the glory for that.
Special from our chess buddy from Down Under, “Optimal Play”–The Three Drovers, performed by the Sydney Philharmonic Motet Choir. And “drover” is Australian for “cowboy.”
I wonder how surprised he’ll be if he wins the carol contest.
I’ve tried to program this wonderful hymn to be posted tomorrow, while we’re out scrambling around to buy a Christmas tree and Christmas dinner before we get the torrential rains that are in the forecast for the next day.
Requested by Phoebe, the Christendom College Choir with Angels We Have Heard on High. I think you’ll be glad if you turn up the volume!
Oops. If I’ve done this right, “tomorrow” is “today.”
Ah! More Christmas hymn requests!
This from Joshua: Ding-Dong Merrily on High, sung by the King’s College Choir at Cambridge.
O Holy Night still leads the Christmas Carol Contest with 25 views on the day it was posted.
“The White Rabbit” requested this hymn, and today’s his birthday–so may it bring you barrels of joy, Dave! Magnificat by Keith and Kristyn Getty–of course it’s in the Christmas Carol Contest: the “Magnificat” starts off the Gospel of Luke, we don’t get the actual birth of Christ until Chapter 2; and you can’t have a second chapter unless you’ve had a Chapter 1.
Look at that–no Christmas hymn requests today, no carol contest entries. Guess I’d better provide one myself.
This is the English melody that goes with Away in a Manger, sung here by the King’s College Choir at Cambridge. Same hymn, different tune. Just as beautiful either way.
It’s a little late to start posting entries now, but tomorrow is another day.
Proclaim the joy of Christmas–and its truth.
Jeremy requested Joy to the World by A Capella, but I couldn’t find it. But I did stumble upon this guy “Acapeldridge,” who uses modern technology to–well, he sings in perfect harmony with himself. And it sounds great!
Lyrics by Isaac Watts, 1719–and still growing strong, 299 years later.
The nooze is already knocking at my door this morning, with all the vileness of the fallen world. But first we have this–praise God, first we have this, the Good News–It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, sung by St. Peter’s Choir. Independently and simultaneously requested by SlimJim and Erlene (how did they do that?)