Day 4: Favourite Christmas Music…

So to continue with the things that will help us soak up the festive atmos, let’s talk about Christmas music.

As I spoke about the true meaning and heart of the Christmas message on day 2 and how busy I will be with various services and carol concerts over the next couple of weeks, it’s safe to say that I will sing many a carol. And again, far from wearing thin, I could not be happier. I am a fan of some of the older, more traditional, choral and stunningly spiritual pieces of music that are in and around church at any time of the year, but I think they really come into their own at Christmas time. The words of those centuries old carols beautifully illustrate the mystery of the nativity. And there is something very haunting singing words that people have sung at this time of year for decades, often by the soft glow of candlelight.

That’s not to say that I’m not a fan of the modern Christmas tunage. I am, very much so. I am one of those rare few people that love the fact that there are the same 20 or so songs being piped into every single shop from mid November. Seriously, what’s wrong with that? My Spotify Christmas playlist has been blasting out for almost as long, happy days!

But there is one particular song that I would like to share with you today. It came to my attention last year, with a lot of friend sharing it on Facebook, and I’ve been using it for some of the services we’ve had because the words are just fantastic and this particular cover is beautiful. The particular song that is making Christmas for me this year is Pentatonix’s cover of ‘Mary did you know’. There’s not much I want to say about it really, other than it’s simply wonderful.  I’d just encourage you to have a read of the lyrics and a listen of the link below…

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God?

Mary did you know

The blind will see.
The deaf will hear.
The dead will live again.
The lame will leap.
The dumb will speak
The praises of The Lamb.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
The sleeping Child you’re holding is the Great, I Am.

“This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.”– There’s the mystery and wonder of the incarnation right there for you, incredible.

Lex xxBlogmas (1)

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