Here’s another blessing a lot of us could use today–a glorious, beautiful hymn, Gloria in Excelsis Deo, performed by the Libera Boys Choir with Fiona Pears, Robert Prizeman, Ian Tilley, and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Requested by Joshua–and thanks, Joshua, for that!
I usually play this hymn around Christmas time, but really, it’s good for anytime–Gloria in Excelsis Deo by Saint-Saens, sung by the Libera boys’ choir. You can almost understand the Latin lyrics, if you just relax and listen.
Before I sicken my soul with writing up some nooze, let me try to fortify it with this: Gloria in Excelsis Deo by St. Saens, sung by the Libera boys’ choir.
This is not an entry in the Christmas Carol Contest. I can’t enter my own contest. So far today, we have no entrys. C’mon, now, everybody!
I usually save this hymn for Christmas-time, but something made me want it for today. Gloria in Excelsis Deo, “Glory to God in the highest,” sung by the boys’ choir, Libera: music by Saint-Saens. The words are in Latin, but if you listen, you can probably understand more than you might have expected.
No one has requested a hymn today, so I’ll dip into my own internal hymnal and fish out a favorite: Gloria in Excelsis Deo (“Glory to God in the Highest”), sung by the Libera boys’ choir. I like this video because it displays the Latin lyrics–which, if you put your mind to it, you’ll probably be able to understand.
They’ve still got the creche up, across the street at St. Francis’, so why not? Gloria in Excelsis Deo, composed by Saint-Saens, sung by the Libera Boys Choir–yeah, let’s turn it up. Let’s revel in it. “Glory to the most high God!”
Do you find you can understand the Latin lyrics when they’re displayed along with the music? I find it so. And I never studied Latin.
That’s a pretty nice natural amphitheater God set up for them, isn’t it?
The kids at Fountainview Academy perform Gloria in excelsis Deo, “Glory to God in the Highest.”
Lord, grant this Christmas season of 2017 great power to draw all hearts to Jesus Christ, our rightful King and Savior: amen.
This gorgeous hymn, composed by St. Saens, sung here by Libera, is good for any time of the year. It’s like a clean wind from God, a mighty wind that blows away the darkness and the dirt. Turn up the volume!
As a sidelight, it was the basis for the theme music in the movie, Babe (the one about the pig)… which, oddly enough, is the second time this week that Babe has come up in relation to Christmas.
Gloria in Excelsis Deo–“Glory to God in the highest”–don’t worry if you don’t speak Latin, St. Saens’ music, sung by Libera, will speak to you clearly enough.
I hope you don’t mind my posting this again. We need encouragement, in this evil age. We need the strength that God can give us.
Yes, I know I posted this hymn yesterday: but today’s encore is special to my fellowsoldier Evelyn, who loves this rendition of it by Libera. Evelyn and I go back a long way. She does the Lord’s work in the midst of his enemies. And I’ve never told her this before, but I say it now: Evelyn, you are an inspiration to me.
And we must all be inspirations to each other–because the Lord is with us.