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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Requested by Jeremy, O Come All Ye Faithful: from Il Divo’s 2008 Christmas Concert in London.
Keep the hymns coming, everybody–contest ends at the end of Christmas Day.
Phoebe asked for Adeste Fideles–and there were so many lovely renditions to choose from (pardon the dangling preposition), no way to go wrong. So I hope you all enjoy this one, sung by Andrea Bocelli.
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.
This is sung by someone named F. Oakley, which is all I know about it–other than that it’s a very nice version of one of our favorite Christmas carols.
And I hope you like it, folks, because now I don’t know whether this blog’ll still be here ten minutes from now, WordPress has got me so confused.
Get your Christmas hymn requests in while you can! We have good news to proclaim!