Monday, November 26, 2012

Music Monday - Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Today I began a new Bible Study from Good Morning Girls.  An Advent study designed to help us keep our eyes on Jesus during this busy holiday season.  I am so excited about it. 

Advent by definition means "a coming into place, view or being; arrival".  I love the Advent season.  The anticipation, the excitement and the remembrance of our Savior, Jesus Christ coming as a little baby is amazing.  When I was on staff at a church as a music minister, one of my very favorite traditions of the church happened during Advent.  Each Sunday, the choir would process in from the back of the church through the pews singing, "O Come All Ye Faithful".  It was majestic and reminded us to come along, and join in the worship of not just the baby born at Christmas, but the Savior and Lord of all creation, Jesus Christ.  I love this hymn.  I think we should sing it year round.  I can hardly sing it without getting all choked up.  So if you see me not singing when we sing it in church, you will know why.  

This version with Josh Groban and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is wonderful.  This hymn is still great sung by a soloist, but truly majestic when sung by a choir.  This version is on my ipod, and I know will be played over and over this Christmas season.