a new christmas hymn and some favorites…

a new christmas hymn and some favorites…

I started off my Christmas season by attending the Epcot World Showcase Candlelight Processional. Gary Sinise was the narrator, and as he narrated Luke 2, it was obvious that this wasn’t about him. He has been doing this for 10 years. I really enjoyed it.

I just wanted to post this beautiful Christmas hymn, which has been offered for free download from my favorite composer, Rob Gardner.

It’s breathtaking.

My favorite part is the last verse:

We rejoice in the light, and we echo the song

Coming down through the night from the heavenly throng.

And the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing,

For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King!

┬áThere are many Christmas hymns and songs, but there are some that just reach into the core of my heart and melt it. And then I want to change the world. That’s how I feel when I hear The Messiah.

Or this version of the First Nowell, arranged by Mack Wilberg and angels:

It’s the last verse that moves me every time:

Then let us all with one accord

Sing praises to our heavenly Lord

That hath made Heaven and earth of nought

And with his blood mankind has bought.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is the King of Israel!



“Bring Him Home” from the Christmas Concert. Pure heaven:

I love this 32 finger version of “Angels We Have Heard On High”, because it focuses on the joy of Christmas:

And, I love this beautiful Nigerian carol. It makes my heart dance:

Hope you enjoyed some of my favorites!


  1. I get to sing The First Nowell on Friday, and the kids are singing Betelehemu on Saturday. Christmas music is the best! Thanks for sharing.

  2. You have a great list! We share some favorites. Another of mine is In the Bleak Midwinter. (Try Sarah brightman )

  3. Thanks so much for sharing the Rob Gardner song. Beautiful! And, Lamb of God has been my ultimate, all time favorite music since I learned about it from you years ago.

  4. You must be a kindred spirit! I spent some time this evening, with my daughters helping, choosing favorite Christmas songs to put in an “album” on Spotify. I love music, but there is something so extra special about Christmas music. Thanks for sharing your favorites! Rob Gardner’s hymn is indeed beautiful! I need to get to know his music.


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