Regardless of when Jesus was actually born, it’s a good thing to celebrate the birth of Jesus! Christmas is a great time to praise, worship and give honor to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ – the Savior of the world!
Pastor Dewey Moede and I agreed that sharing a mixture of modern and traditional Christmas songs is in order for this season! So, from December 14, 2022 through Christmas Day, I’ll post articles with videos or audio-videos of some great and worshipful Christmas-themed songs.
For Day 7, here is a favorite Christmas song of many, What Child Is This. It was written by William Chatterton Dix, set to the music of Greensleeves, and is performed here by a superior vocal group called Eclipse 6! The music is “a cappella” (meaning without accompaniment or voices only), but you won’t miss the instruments! If you would like to learn a bit more about Eclipse 6, the group’s website can be viewed HERE.
I hope you enjoy and maybe even sing along with What Child Is This!
Here are the lyrics:
What Child is this, who laid to rest
On Mary’s lap is sleeping
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping
This, this is Christ, the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring Him laud
The Babe, the Son of Mary
Why lies He in such mean estate
Where ox and ass are feeding
Good Christian, fear for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading
So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh
Come peasant, king to own Him
The King of kings salvation brings
Let loving hearts enthrone Him
And, for those of us with a heart for the people of Ukraine, I have a special YouTube video to share. Many of you may have heard of a Russia-based band called Leonid & Friends, which toured the US twice in the last two years. The band performs high quality transcriptions (covers) of 1970s songs made famous by the US band Chicago.
Having become an internet sensation, one of Leonid & Friends’ most prominent lead singers was Serge Tiagnyriadno. He lives (and remains) in Kyiv, Ukraine – though his family has been safely evacuated. It’s easy to understand, however, that he is no longer associated with the Russia-based L&F.
Regardless, Serge has pushed forward in his music and to my surprise, I discovered that he is doing a series of YouTube videos from Kyiv called “The 12 Days of Ukrainian Christmas Carols!” What a coincidence! You can search YouTube for his other live streams, as you desire.
Here is an example of Serge’s live-streamed Christmas music and discussion with some of his Ukrainian friends for Day 3 of The 12 Days of Ukrainian Christmas Carols!
God bless you all! Hopefully you’ll come back to FGGAM’s website tomorrow and join me for some new Christmas music on Day 8.
Please click below to visit the previous “12 Days of Christmas Songs” articles:
Praise Jesus forevermore!