‘Sing We Now of Christmas’

I wonder if I ought to post Christmas carols now and then throughout the year.

This is an instrumental piece by Quadriga Consort, Sing We Now of Christmas, French and English traditional.

Christ must conquer.

By Request, ‘Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne’

Requested by Joshua, Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne. I couldn’t find the name of the artist performing it, but I went with this version anyhow. It’s nice and soothing, and it found me in the middle of collecting nooze–which was not doing my blood pressure any good.

We have the Good News of the gospel, and we’re still in the Christmas season: cling to Christ’s throne. Cling to His cross.

‘Gaudete’

No one got around to entering this carol in the carol contest: a medieval Christmas carol, Gaudete–whose lyrics tell us, in Latin, to rejoice, for Jesus Christ is born of Mary.

Performed by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, and the London Cello Orchestra.

‘The Son of God Goes Forth to War’

In case anyone out there is wondering where we’re coming from…

We proclaim the lordship and crown rights of Jesus Christ the Son of God, our Savior and our King, who alone has the right to rule His Father’s creation. All who rule, but not under God, are nothing but usurpers. The Lord has only set them up, for a little while, to cast them down.

We proclaim Christ’s Kingdom now and forever, world without end, Amen.

By Mark Rushdoony: ‘Be Encouraged!’

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Mark Rushdoony has an answer for those who look at the state of the world, despair of the gospel, and say “Just look around you.”

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/be-encouraged

All right: look. “Yet what do we see each Christmas? The world must stop and recognize the impact of Jesus Christ on history.”

It’s a short little essay, brief but to the point. For me to say more would spoil it.

‘Hallelujah Chorus’ at the Food Court

Here’s something they’ve taken away from us, under the guise of protecting us from King COVID–a flash mob at a Food Court, in 2010, breaking forth into the Hallelujah Chorus. No singing! No gathering! No showing your face in public! By order of the Governor! Mandate, mandate, mandate!

Have they finished us off? Will we never take our freedom back?

But we have a mighty Champion and Defender–Jesus Christ the Son of God, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, our rightful King and only Savior.

God will perform His promises even if no mortal on the earth believes them anymore.

No mandate will hold Him back.

By Request, ‘God Rest You Merry Gentlemen’

If ever we needed tidings of comfort and joy, we need them now. And we’ve got them–in the birth of our Savior and our King, our Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Requested by Joshua: God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, sung with gusto by the Bach Choir.

By Request, ‘On Jordan’s Bank’

Requested by Phoebe, On Jordan’s Bank, isn’t strictly speaking, a Christmas carol–but we do have to follow the Lord to His baptism, by John, in the River Jordan. We have it here by the Norwich Cathedral Choir in England.

O Christmas Tree!

We have a real Christmas tree every year. It’s a tradition. For both of us here, it brings back Christmas memories going all the way back to early childhood. And some of our ornaments, handed down by grandparents, are older than that.

But in recent years, most people have gone for artificial trees.

Until this year.

This year the word is that the demand for real trees is higher than it’s been for years (https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2020/11/27/christmas-tree-more-americans-flocking-to-fresh-cut-evergreens). In fact, sales reached a new high even before Thanksgiving.

They’re trying to chalk this up to King COVID somehow, but I think the truth is more profound than that. And simpler.

This year, more than other years, we need Christmas. We need the family and the Christmas tree, and we need it all to be real, we need the carols; and above all, we need our Savior, Jesus Christ. We’ve been trying to get buy on fake stuff longer than is good for us. Our souls are starving. We need Christ to be born in us, in our hearts.

We don’t need any more fake nooze, fake elections, fake celebrities, fake science, phony world leaders–we’ve had enough, and we’re choking on it.

We need the Baby in the Manger–and His Father, the God who has blessed everything that is wholesome, sane, and decent.

‘Poland Recognizes Jesus Christ as King’ (2017)

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This happened in 2016; but our free & independent nooze media didn’t exactly shout it from the housetops, did they?

Poland Recognizes Jesus Christ as King

High officials of the church in Poland, with high government officials in attendance, formally consecrated their nation to Jesus Christ, proclaiming Him their sole and rightful king.

Can you imagine if someone dared to do this in America? Democrats would be levitating all over the landscape, like Linda Blair in The Exorcist. Faux Catholics among our politicians (I won’t mar the sabbath by mentioning their names) would be screaming bloody murder.

But they can’t stop us from personally embracing Jesus as our one and only king and Savior. Satan has never been able to stop it–no matter how hard the worldly power-brokers try to do it for him.