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By Request, ‘Joy to the World’

Christmas in July? Well, I don’t turn down hymn requests. Requested by Joshua, Joy to the World, performed by Jannik and David Doring, on pan-flute and guitar.

I admit I’m partial to Christmas music all year round.


By Request, ‘Joy to the World’ (in April!)

This was a mighty good idea that Joshua had–to post Joy to the World… because we need it now, we need reminding that the Lord our Savior has come, has been here, has purchased our salvation– We celebrate His birth at Christmas, but Jesus Christ is Lord over all the days of the year, our shepherd and our king forever.

Sung by Fernando Ortega.


Encore, ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ (Fountainview Academy)

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.


By Request, ‘Silent Night’ (Enya)

We’ve still got some Christmas music for you. Here’s one requested by Joshua: Silent Night, sung by Enya in Irish Gaelic.


‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ (Burl Ives)

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.


And Here’s Our Winner!

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… See the source image

(Sorry, didn’t mean for the picture to turn out anywhere near that big!)


By Request, ‘Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence’

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.


‘The Little Drummer Boy’

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.


Bonus Hymn: ‘Angels from the Realms of Glory’

I had this stored away for a dreary, foggy day when I’d need something upbeat. That time is now.

Angels from the Realms of Glory, by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–with a really long “Glooooooria”!


By Request, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ (Fountainview)

Lydia asked for this one, new from Fountainview Academy–In the Bleak Midwinter. (But to me the snow on the trees looks beautiful.)


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