Advent Reflections 2020

Wednesday 16th December 2020

The joy of advent for me starts early when I start to rehearse Christmas music.

There is something special about music for Christmas, perhaps because most of it we don’t sing the rest of the year. I enjoy looking again at songs I already know, going over the words and music and singing it in a new way maybe.

So Advent is a time I am Learning and thinking. 

This year is a bit different but I am enjoying joining in with the National Methodist Choir of Great Britain. Not feeling left out and knowing other people are preparing during advent in different places and different countries is a joy.  So why not join me is singing:

 

1. Ding-dong! Merrily on high          2. E'en so, here below, below,
in heaven the bells are ringing.        let steeple bells be swungen;
Ding-dong! Verily the sky                  and i-o, i-o, i-o,
is riven with angels singing:             by priest and people sungen!
Gloria, hosanna in excelsis!                      Gloria, hosanna in excelsis!

 

        3. Pray you, dutifully prime

           your matin chime, you ringers;

           may you beautifully rhyme

           your evetime song, you singers:

           Gloria, hosanna in excelsis!

G R Woodward (1848-1934)
 

Further details of the National Methodist Choir of Great Britain, together with the videos of the hymns and carols they have been performing during lockdown can be found at https://nmcgb.org/

 

(If you look carefully you may even see a few familiar faces from across our circuit)


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