Tag Archives: King’s College Choir

‘Jesus Christ is Risen Today’

I couldn’t resist the beauty: Jesus Christ is Risen Today, by the King’s College Choir at Cambridge. This is one of those hymns that’s the very essence of Easter. I think we’ll want to use it again sometime soon.

Any Easter hymn requests out there?


Encore, ‘We Three Kings’

Hey! It’s still the Christmas season, and we’ve still got some proclaiming to do.

This is the King’s College Choir, at Cambridge, singing We Three Kings–and oh, the voices of those soloists! Music gives glory to God who created us in His image, with the capacity to create beautiful things.

Proclaim! Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.


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.


By Request, ‘Ding-Dong Merrily on High’

Ah! More Christmas hymn requests!

This from Joshua: Ding-Dong Merrily on High, sung by the King’s College Choir at Cambridge.

O Holy Night still leads the Christmas Carol Contest with 25 views on the day it was posted.


‘Away in a Manger’ (English Melody)

Look at that–no Christmas hymn requests today, no carol contest entries. Guess I’d better provide one myself.

This is the English melody that goes with Away in a Manger, sung here by the King’s College Choir at Cambridge. Same hymn, different tune. Just as beautiful either way.

It’s a little late to start posting entries now, but tomorrow is another day.

Proclaim the joy of Christmas–and its truth.


By Request, ‘Angels from the Realms of Glory’

Jan has requested one of my favorites, Angels from the Realms of Glory. I chose this rendition by the King’s College Choir, Cambridge.


By Request, ‘O, Come All Ye Faithful’

I love the fact that Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born in a stable and laid in a manger. But we should also remember that His is a truly royal birth–King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. His humility and His glory are both part of who He is.

Requested by “Thewhiterabbit,” O, Come All Ye Faithful, sung by the King’s College Choir at Cambridge.


‘Holy, Holy, Holy’

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy is the LORD or hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.   –Isaiah 6: 1-3

Isaiah’s vision in Isaiah Chapter 6, and Holy, Holy, Holy always go together, in my mind.

This is the King’s College Choir, singing the hymn.


‘O Sacred Head, Now Wounded’

This is Good Friday, and this hymn, by Johann Sebastian Bach, reminds us why we mark this day–O Sacred Head, Now Wounded, sung by the choir at Kings College, Cambridge.

He was wounded for our transgressions, and bruised for our iniquities.

This is Jesus Christ the Son of God, Our Lord.


‘Away in a Manger’ (British Melody)

I don’t know how many versions there are of Away in a Manger, but I do know there’s an American version and this British version: same lyrics, very different melodies. I love them both.

This is by the King’s College Choir at Cambridge.

Well, now I have to go to the nursing home, do a couple of last-minute errands, and rush back home to trim our tree. We will have duck for supper, and tonight it’s presents.

Even so, I remain poised to post Christmas hymns requested by any and all readers. Don’t catch yourself sometime in February muttering, “Gee, I wish I’d asked him to post such-and-such a Christmas hymn! Oh, what regret I labor under!” And so on.


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