Reaching Back to Christmas

Look at this flaming mess we call our world today! Anyone would think we didn’t have a Savior.

As I tried to pray just now, this came into my mind–Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Yeah, I know it isn’t Christmas anymore. But then it’s always Christmas, if Jesus Christ is born to us, in our hearts, every day. Read the lyrics: don’t they apply to all 365 days of the year?

“Oh, what’s that poor fool doing, trotting out a Christmas carol in March?”

Well, I think we need it! I know I do.

Sung by the Yoder Family. I say, Amen.

By Request, ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’

Our month-long Christmas party rolls on, and I’m a little late with this one, but let’s have it anyway–

Requested by Erlene: Hark the Herald Angels Sing, by the Kings College Choir at Cambridge…

As for our carol contest, the two carols with 18 views each are still tied for the lead.

‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’

Am I jumping the gun with Christmas? No–follow the lyrics; there is no bad time for this.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing–words by Charles Wesley, music by Mendelssohn, organ solo by Stephen Holowitz at St. James Anglican Church in London, Toronto.

By Request, ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’

In case you hadn’t noticed, our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest is still running, and will run till Jan. 6, next Monday. So if you haven’t entered a carol yet–well, why not?

So we have this hymn request from SlimJim, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. I hope you like this performance by Amy Grant.

Encore! ‘Hark! the Herald Angels Sing’

We posted this two days ago–Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, by Charles Wesley, performed by the Christendom College Choir–but our friend SlimJim has requested an encore, and we’re happy to provide it. This really is a beautiful rendition of this hymn.

By Request, ‘Hark, the Herald Angels Sing’

Requested by Erlene, a classic carol by Charles Wesley, Hark the Herald Angels Sing. And this is the deluxe version: sung by the Christendom College Choir, with Schola Gregoriana–and nice big lyrics so you can sing along. Turn up the volume. This will stir your soul.

And now, for the time being, I’m caught up on hymn requests.

By Request, ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’

Phoebe requested Hark the Herald Angels Sing, so here it is–from the Kings College Choir, at Cambridge.

The Christmas Carol Contest continues! So far the leading carol got 24 views the day it was posted. Remember, you can enter as often as you like. It’s part of our celebration of our Savior’s birth.

(One More Time) ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’

Yes, I know–the Creche has been put away, our Christmas tree is down–but let me indulge in one more Christmas carol. I know there have been worse times than this in history–World War II, to name just one of many–but in my own lifetime, this era is far and away the worst I’ve ever seen. If we have ever needed that baby in the manger, we need Him now. Come, Lord Jesus, come!

Hark the Herald Angels Sing, full choir, full orchestra, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.

‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ (Nat King Cole)

Well, the Creche is still on display at St. Francis’, across the street, and our tree’s still up–so what do you say to a little more Christmas music? How about Nat King Cole, and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing?

I pray the Lord will give this Christmas the power to work all throughout the year.

By Request, ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’

Pure coincidence! Just as I was posting O Little Town of Bethlehem, Phoebe was requesting it: I just hadn’t seen her message yet. Obviously that hymn was meant to be!

But she also requested Hark the Herald Angels Sing–and here’s a gorgeous, glorious rendition of it by the King’s College Choir, Cambridge. You definitely want to turn up the volume for this.