By Request, ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’

It’s still the Christmas season here!

Requested by Phoebe: O Come All Ye Faithful, sung by the Yoder Family. Background sets by God the Father.

I wish our camera worked so I could show you our Christmas tree.

By Request, ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’

And we have this request from “Thewhiterabbit”–O Come, All Ye Faithful, sung by Nat King Cole. Was he a national treasure, or what?

There are already a couple more carols waiting to be posted… but I think I’ll break for breakfast first.

By Request, ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’

Requested by SlimJim, O Come All Ye Faithful, sung by Alan Jackson.

Did you know you can request a specific artist along with your hymn or Christmas carol? Just as for Such and Such a Carol sung by Whoever–we’ll do the rest.

Yipes! Just five days till Christmas! And no carol has yet managed to get 20 views.

Maybe Byron’s right. Maybe the prize should’ve been a bicycle…

By Request, ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’

Erlene asked for O Come, All Ye Faithful, kicking off our Christmas Carol Contest this morning; and I remembered from last year this wonderful rendition of it by the students at Fountainview Academy. Okay, it is a little fanciful, setting it up to perform the carol on a moving train. And for once they had to leave their piano behind! But anytime you can get a trainload of Christmas cheer, go for it.

Antidote! ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’

No, it’s not too early for a Christmas hymn! In fact, if you’ve read the previous post and seen that appalling video, there couldn’t be a better time for this–O Come, All Ye Faithful by the Kings College Choir at Cambridge University. And if I were to try to speak out loud just now, I’d burst into tears.

No, the devils haven’t won! Yes, they’re running wild just now, unrestrained in their wickedness, preying on the people they ought to protect: but Jesus Christ has come into the world, and will come again; and He will save us. In fact He’s here already, never farther than a prayer away.

It’s never too early for that.

Best Ever ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’

We posted this last year and it didn’t win the carol contest; but this year it’s really getting views! But that’s only because it’s so wonderful. Moves me just about to tears.

O Come All Ye Faithful, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy on this cute little train–on the Kettle Valley Railway in Summerland, British Columbia.

What would you give to take this ride with them?

By Request, ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’

This request is from Erlene: O Come All Ye Faithful. I resisted the temptation to post yet another Nat King Cole rendition; this one is by Celtic Woman, and I hope you like it.

Encore, ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ (Fountainview Academy)

I just felt like hearing O Come All Ye Faithful one more time. And it’s been years and years since I had anything like a scenic train ride. This is the Kettle Valley Railway in British Columbia, with the Fountainview Orchestra aboard.

‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’ (Fountainview)

The students at Fountainview Academy always have such interesting settings for their hymns. This is O Come, All Ye Faithful, aboard the Kettle Valley Railway in Summerland, British Columbia.

By Request, ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’

You don’t want me to post any more nooze today, do you? (“Of course they don’t!” Byron the Quokka advises me.) How about more Nat King Cole instead?

Requested by Phoebe, a favorite Christmas carol for just about everybody, O Come, All Ye Faithful… sung by Nat King Cole.