12 Carols of Christmas: Footsteps

One of the main reasons a Christmas carol finds itself as ‘less popular’ is the language used in it.  Quite often you will find that the carols that are very ‘Olde English’ often fall out of favour.  Some can be revived with a ‘modern translation’ but some just wouldn’t be the same song if you …

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12 Carols of Christmas: Bended Knee

As I mentioned a few days ago, we are not the only ones worshiping this Saviour baby, even the Heavenly Hosts, the angels, sing of his glory, for he is their King also. Jesus is the Messiah to us all, a Saviour from sin, even the angels declare his glory and his ultimate victory of …

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12 Carols of Christmas: Accord

One of those carols that is often sung and often not enjoyed is the First Noel.  Unfortunately for this carol the first 4 verses just tell a story, a wonderful story of Jesus birth, but the melody and a large proportion of the song are too repetitive and time consuming so they lose peoples attention. …

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12 Carols of Christmas: Astray

Today carol is a Christmas classic, “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”.  The lyrics were originally written around 1760 and have great story behind them which I won't go into now but is worth researching some more if you really love history and carols. The lines I would like to bring up are part of the …

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12 Carols of Christmas: Impart

It occurred to me this morning that today was the first day of the 12 days leading to Christmas and hence would be a great day to start a ‘12 days of Christmas’ countdown.  This year I would like to share with you 12 Christmas carol lyrics that mean something to me. I do enjoy …

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