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.
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.
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.
This rates a Wow, don’t you think? Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, performed by Amy Grant: requested by SlimJim. You don’t want to skip this one! Turn up the volume–Christ is born in Bethlehem!
Requested by “thewhiterabbit,” Hark! The Herald Angels Sing–I hope you like this rendition by Amy Grant.
Charles Wesley published the lyrics to this Christmas hymn back in 1739, and Felix Mendelssohn composed the familiar melody 100 years later.
Would you believe we used to be allowed to sing this in… school?
Hark the Herald Angels Sing–from St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, performed by choir and full orchestra: well, our King deserves the royal treatment. Requested by Erlene.
P.S.–Erlene, Patty wants to remind you that sometimes it’s easy to turn off your computer’s speakers by accident, or hit the wrong key and mute the video, again by accident; so you might want to check that. Come to think of it, it’s happened to me; and there I sat, puzzled, no sound… and I only had to turn the sound back on.
Wow! Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is in the north of England, and can they sing!
Do you know all the words to this carol? Listen! Read! We hear it so often, and usually with only half an ear. But this time hear it fresh, as if for the first time. It’s well worth it.
Tomorrow we put up our tree, a big job, and have our Christmas dinner. I don’t know how much I’ll be able to blog, but I’ll try my hardest to give you something.
Merry Christmas to all! And I don’t mean maybe.