As mentioned earlier this week, Advent begins today. You can find here on Faithroots, a series of videos where we look at some of the carols and advent hymns we sing at this time of year. I recommend you begin with this one You can have a look at all of them here.
Was it really silent, peaceful and still in Bethlehem on the first Christmas night? If not, what are the carols getting at? O little town of Bethlehem,how still we see thee lie!Above thy deep and dreamless sleepthe silent stars go by;yet in thy dark streets shineththe everlasting light.The hopes and fears of all the yearsare… Continue reading The wondrous gift (Oh Little Town of Bethlehem)
A couple of years back I picked up a Christmas album by Chris Tomlin. It included traditional carols -some with new settings and additional lyrics and a few completely new carols. The title track “Adore” was a new carol by Graham Kendrick. It quickly became a favourite for Sarah and me as well as many… Continue reading Adore
Today we’re looking at two carols. The first is a contemporary children’s carol by Keith and Kristyn Getty “Jesus, joy the highest heaven.” The second is a little more traditional “What child is this?” It’s antiphonal in style allowing for parts to be sung with some asking the questions and others responding. It’s usually set… Continue reading Jesus joy of the highest heaven/what child is this?
Today’s reflection with a look at Philippians 2 Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown, When Thou camest to earth for me;But in Bethlehem’s home was there found no room For Thy holy nativity: Oh, come to my heart, Lord Jesus!There is room in my heart for Thee;Oh, come to my heart, Lord Jesus,… Continue reading Oh come to my heart Lord Jesus (Thou didst leave thy throne)
Do you find that your faith is at times fragile? Is your knowledge about the Bible and doctrine seriously incomplete? Then today’s #DailyDose looking at another carol is just for you! Here’s the audio version of the talk And you can watch on YouTube here This is a beautiful version of the carol by Pentatonix… Continue reading Mary did you know?
Today in our “What the Carols Mean” series we are looking at Joy to the World. This one is often sung as a Christmas carol but the words aren’t really focused on Bethlehem and the Nativity. I enjoyed looking at this one. Today’s talk has everything including a bit of Revelation 21-22 and the New… Continue reading Joy to the World
Here’s the next in our “What the carols mean” series Lo! he comes with clouds descending,Once for favoured sinners slain;Thousand thousand saints attendingSwell the triumph of his train:Alleluya! Alleluya! Alleluya!God appears, on earth to reign.Every eye shall now behold himRobed in dreadful majesty;Those who set at nought and sold him,Pierced and nailed him to the… Continue reading Lo he comes with clouds descending
Throughout Advent we’ll be looking at some Advent and Christmas Carols: #WhatTheCarolsMean Here’s today’s #TheDailyDose with a link to the hymn/carol to listen to