Fiction Book Reviews

Songs of Christmas – Of the Father’s Love Begotten

How many of you do NOT know this hymn? If you raised your hand, then it's IMPERATIVE that you click here and listen to it. Here's another version by John Michael Talbot. This Medieval song is a combination of a Latin poem and an ancient melody known at Divinum Mysterium. For those who enjoy solid… Continue reading Songs of Christmas – Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Christian authors, God's grace

Songs of Christmas- O Holy Night

It's one of the most notable carols of Christmas. A French poem set to music by Adolphe Adam in 1847, O Holy Night has become a standard - especially as a solo. The literal translation from French to English makes the words all the more poignant. Here is the first verse as translated from the… Continue reading Songs of Christmas- O Holy Night

Fiction Book Reviews

Songs for Christmas – The Little Drummer Boy

The Little Drummer Boy, a more recent Christmas favorite, was written in 1941 by Katherine Kennicott Davis. Apparently it was written as a song for young choirs in celebration of Christmas - particularly since the song is written from the perspective of a little boy who comes to see the newborn King. It reminds me… Continue reading Songs for Christmas – The Little Drummer Boy

Fiction Book Reviews

Songs for Christmas – Mary, Did You Know?

A more recent song which has touched hearts is Mary, Did You Know? - a Mark Lowry song, made popular by Michael English. Mary, Did You Know?  was written in 1984, but not performed by Michael English until 1992 - when it truly became more popular. There are some poignant messages woven throughout this song, forshadowing the ultimate purpose… Continue reading Songs for Christmas – Mary, Did You Know?

Christian authors, inspirational fiction

Songs of Christmas – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

It's a song of anticipation. A song born out of years of longing and yearning for the Promised One, the Messiah. A song with the melody of a Gregorian chant and the celebrative chorus of angels. O Come O Come Emmanuel 's author is unknown, but it was supposedly written in Latin in the 12 century… Continue reading Songs of Christmas – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel