I still need Christmas! This poor fallen world needs it every day. Only Christ can save us. Only the Holy Spirit can equip us for His service. And if I go on much longer, I’ll babble, so here it is, one more Christmas carol–It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.
Almost missed this one! Good thing I went back and checked. Requested by Ina, sung by Burl Ives–It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.
Oh, this stirs a fond memory! It’s Christmas-time at my Grammy’s house, this hymn is playing on the radio. I’m a toddler, sitting on Uncle Bernie’s lap while he reads a Christmas story to me. I can almost remember the book…
Before my head explodes, courtesy of flaming computers, here’s a carol which I hope will calm me down–It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, performed by our dear friends and esteemed colleagues, Joshua and Jeremy.
I love this hymn. One of my earliest memories: I’m sitting on Uncle Bernie’s lap, and this carol is playing somewhere in the house.
Requested by Erlene–and I wish I’d posted it sooner, before getting involved with any nooze–It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, sung by St. Peter’s Choir.
Beautiful! Moves me to tears! Brings me to one of my earliest memories: I’m a little boy sitting on my Uncle Bernie’s lap while this hymn is playing somewhere in my Grammie’s house. I must’ve been all of three years old. I’ve loved this hymn since then.
I didn’t know there was another melody that goes with the lyrics of It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, so I got quite a surprise when I heard this–by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Lovely melody! Given its finished form by Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert & Sullivan fame. The melody we’re used to in America is about 30 years older, published in 1850.
One of my earliest memories: sitting on my Uncle Bernie’s lap while he reads to me out of a Christmas book; and this is playing in the background–It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. That’s a very nice thing to remember.
Requested by TheWhiteRabbit. Sung by the Mennonite Hour Singers. Background sets by God the Father.
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?)