Back home in Ireland you were lucky to get a Christmas Carol any earlier than the fourth week in Advent although the Messiah would have hit the halls by now.
Here we’re well into the seasonal song. Not just the traditional advent tunes like Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel either. Today we were rocking out The First Noel.
The Methodists of course with Charles Wesley can claim the best of the best so they probably like to cover the entire repertoire. This is much appreciated as we get plenty of Christmas pop on the radio but not so much of those great hymns and Carols.
Sometimes I wonder about the sequence of events when it comes to classics like these. For example, did Wesley hear Mendelssohn music and write Hark the Herald Angels sing to match it or was it just by chance it was such a perfect fit.
This year from what’s been popping up on social media the traditional nine lessons and carols service is also getting a new twist. Now that could really help you sing with gusto!
Blessing # 539 – Stretching It