(Day 24) O Come All Ye Faithful

Good Christmas morning, friends! It's a day for celebration! My choice for this grand occasion is one for the Bride of Christ. O Come, All Ye Faithful is thought by many to date back to the early 1600s, written by the Portuguese king, John IV. It is a call to the Church to rejoice in … Continue reading (Day 24) O Come All Ye Faithful

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(Day 23) This is the Christ

This is the Christ is a song originally written by Martin Luther, and I've chosen a version by Sandra McCracken.  I stumbled onto this song while compiling my playlist, and fell in love with it. We've spent nearly a month reflecting on the birth of Jesus, and tomorrow is Christmas. Remember on Day 1 when … Continue reading (Day 23) This is the Christ

(Day 18) For Unto Us a Child is Born

George Frideric Handel wrote his grand oratorio, Messiah, in 1741. The entire piece offers a sweeping narrative of the redemptive story, from Old Testament prophecy to Christ's birth, death, resurrection, and ascension. At Christmas, we often only hear the snippet from part one, scene three, For Unto Us a Child is Born. I do love … Continue reading (Day 18) For Unto Us a Child is Born