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Favorite Christmas Hymns (or carols)?
12/23/09 | Sopater

Posted on 12/23/2009 9:25:46 AM PST by Sopater

What is your favorite Christmas Hymn?


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O Holy Night
1 posted on 12/23/2009 9:25:47 AM PST by Sopater
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To: Sopater

Mary, Did You Know?, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, all of them!


2 posted on 12/23/2009 9:27:16 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Sopater

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING,
GLORY TO THE NEWBORN KING...


3 posted on 12/23/2009 9:28:24 AM PST by SGCOS
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To: Sopater

Dradel, Dradel.


4 posted on 12/23/2009 9:28:45 AM PST by urroner
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To: Sopater
Definitely my all-time favorite there, Sopater.

Bing Crosby's version of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" is another sentimental favorite of mine.

5 posted on 12/23/2009 9:29:08 AM PST by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: Sopater

“Oh Holy Night” by Josh Groban


6 posted on 12/23/2009 9:29:25 AM PST by albie
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To: Jedidah

O Holy Night, specifically by Michael Crawford of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera
and this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEAOySV2aBg


7 posted on 12/23/2009 9:29:29 AM PST by Shimmer1 (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Sopater

ABSOLUTELY!!
“O Holy Night” gets me every time. I have many favorite carols, but none so beautifully – and correctly — summarizes the true meaning of Christmas.
What wonderful words:

“Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
till He appeared and the soul felt His worth.”
A thrill of hope the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks the new and glorious morn,
Fall on your knees,
Oh, hear the angel voices!
Oh, night divine,
Oh, night when Christ was born!”

It’s all there, isn’t it? The sin of this fallen world! The salvation from that sin Christ offers all! The need for us to surrender to Him and His Grace for that salvation! Yeah, it’s all there!!


8 posted on 12/23/2009 9:30:16 AM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: albie
“Oh Holy Night” by Josh Groban

Definitely!
9 posted on 12/23/2009 9:30:41 AM PST by Sopater (I'm so sick of atheists shoving their religion in my face.)
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To: Sopater

http://nethymnal.org/htm/g/b/g/gbgohigh.htm

GLORY BE TO GOD ON HIGH
Charles Wesley - 1745

Glory be to God on high,
And peace on earth descend;
Now God comes down, He bows the sky,
And shows Himself our Friend!
God the invisible appears,
God the Blest, the Great I AM,
He sojourns in this vale of tears,
And Jesus is His Name.

Him by the angels all adored,
Their Maker and their King;
Lo, tidings of their humbled Lord
They now to mortals bring;
Emptied of His majesty,
Of His dazzling glories shorn,
Our being’s Source begins to be,
And God Himself is born!

See the eternal Son of God
A mortal Son of Man,
Now dwelling in an earthly clod
Whom Heaven cannot contain!
Stand amazed, ye heavens, look at this!
See the Lord of earth and skies
Low humbled to the dust He is,
And in a manger lies!

So do the sons of men rejoice
The Prince of Peace proclaim,
With Heaven’s host lift up our voice,
And shout Immanuel’s Name;
Our knees and hearts to Him we bow;
Of our flesh, and of our bone,
See-Jesus is our Brother now,
And God is all our own!


10 posted on 12/23/2009 9:30:43 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade ("I don't have a whole lot of mercy for the bad guys, I'm on the good guys' side." -Sarah Palin)
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To: Sopater

Too many to name.

But when I hear “Jingle Bell Rock” on the radio, I know it’s the commercial Christmas season. FWIW.


11 posted on 12/23/2009 9:31:24 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Sopater

O HOLY NIGHT ... hands down, or hands UP.


12 posted on 12/23/2009 9:32:25 AM PST by JFC
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To: Sopater

Ring Christmas Bells!


13 posted on 12/23/2009 9:33:03 AM PST by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: Sopater

DITTO to “O Holy Night”! That’s my #1 Favorite.

I also love “What Child Is This?” and “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

In terms of secular songs: “Carol of the Bells” and “White Christmas”


14 posted on 12/23/2009 9:33:48 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: Dick Bachert

Yes... it’s all there, and the melody is the icing on the cake.


15 posted on 12/23/2009 9:34:38 AM PST by Sopater (I'm so sick of atheists shoving their religion in my face.)
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To: Sopater

Joy to the World. It is so hopeful, and well, joyful. The Lord is come- let Earth receive her King.


16 posted on 12/23/2009 9:36:00 AM PST by philled (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.-- GB Shaw)
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To: Dick Bachert

You nailed it. IF we did fall on our knees as a nation, we would see big changes in this world.


17 posted on 12/23/2009 9:36:00 AM PST by JFC
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To: Sopater
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
18 posted on 12/23/2009 9:36:21 AM PST by madison10
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To: Sopater

I would ave to go with “Joy to the World”


19 posted on 12/23/2009 9:36:31 AM PST by confederateone
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To: Sopater

Too many to name, but O Come All Ye Faithful has always been my favorite - it’s so grand, but I also love O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Still, Still, Still, and Silent Night.

Also, if you’ve never heard it, there’s a song, which you can get on itunes sung by Julie Andrews called ‘The Lamb of God,’ this is an absolutely beautiful song! Wish more people knew this one.


20 posted on 12/23/2009 9:37:32 AM PST by americanophile (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Alberta's Child

Do You Hear What I Hear

Ukrainian Bell Carol

Sleigh Ride - just the bells and the crack of the whip


21 posted on 12/23/2009 9:37:50 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Sopater

We Three Kings of Orient Are...


22 posted on 12/23/2009 9:39:59 AM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Sopater

http://nethymnal.org/htm/a/f/afrglory.htm

Angels From the Realms of Glory
James Montgomery - 1816

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth.

Refrain

Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Shepherds, in the field abiding,
Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
Yonder shines the infant light:

Refrain

Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen His natal star.

Refrain

Saints, before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear;
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear.

Refrain

Sinners, wrung with true repentance,
Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,
Mercy calls you; break your chains.

Refrain

Though an Infant now we view Him,
He shall fill His Father’s throne,
Gather all the nations to Him;
Every knee shall then bow down:

Refrain

All creation, join in praising
God, the Father, Spirit, Son,
Evermore your voices raising
To th’eternal Three in One.

Refrain


23 posted on 12/23/2009 9:40:29 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade ("I don't have a whole lot of mercy for the bad guys, I'm on the good guys' side." -Sarah Palin)
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To: Dick Bachert

ABSOLUTELY!!
“O Holy Night” gets me every time. I have many favorite carols, but none so beautifully – and correctly — summarizes the true meaning of Christmas.
What wonderful words:

“Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
till He appeared and the soul felt His worth.”
A thrill of hope the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks the new and glorious morn,
Fall on your knees,
Oh, hear the angel voices!
Oh, night divine,
Oh, night when Christ was born!”

It’s all there, isn’t it? The sin of this fallen world! The salvation from that sin Christ offers all! The need for us to surrender to Him and His Grace for that salvation! Yeah, it’s all there!!
______________________________________

Totally agree!! there is NO comparison. I always get chills when “Fall on your knees” begins!

A total winner!!


24 posted on 12/23/2009 9:40:30 AM PST by purpleporter
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To: Sopater
O Holy Night

And since its on Christmas albums, Ave Maria.

Those 2 songs bring bumps to my arms or tears to my eyes, they are just so beautiful.

Josh Groban for O Holy Night, and Celine Dion for Ave Maria (or maybe Sarah Brightman).

25 posted on 12/23/2009 9:43:16 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Sopater

Classics: Carol of the Bells, O Holy Night, Angels we have Heard on High, I’ll be home for Christmas

Newbie: Chris Isaak - Washington Square

http://www.youtubegir.in/chris-isaak/washington-square-video_c324803bc.html


26 posted on 12/23/2009 9:43:23 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Sopater

Favorite: “Angels We Have Heard On High”
Second: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”


27 posted on 12/23/2009 9:43:34 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Sopater

O Holy Night, sung by Willie K of Hawaii, is the most beautiful rendition I have ever heard. If you can find his Christmas CD it’s worth it. For me, it’s not Christmas until I hear Willie sing it.


28 posted on 12/23/2009 9:45:33 AM PST by PrairieRoot (Here's hoping Global Warning extends the hunting and logging seasons.)
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To: purpleporter
Just reading the words to the song, when I got to the part of "Fall on your knees", I instantly choked up.

To think, the creator of the universe, humbled himself by becoming man, for me.

29 posted on 12/23/2009 9:48:12 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: madison10
Not exactly my favorite version. This is: O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Mannheim Steamroller Also love "O Holy Night" when my husband sings it. :)
30 posted on 12/23/2009 9:48:59 AM PST by madison10
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To: Sopater
We're Marching to Zion



I like "Marching to Zion" for Christmas (at least mixed in there... anyway), because that's where we're going... to Zion, in Israel to the capital city of Jeerusalem, where the Messiah of Israel is...

During Christmas, I like to let people know -- that there's this "big bad Jewish fellow" out there, who's showing up soon, sorta unexpected, and he's "looking for bear" and is gonna open up "the biggest can of whoopass" you've ever seen in your life, on a bunch of people here... LOL...

However, many fail to understand -- but they will "understand" when the Messiah of Israel returns to this earth, sets His feet on the soil of this globe, and sets up the ruling authority -- the one-world government -- that He puts into place over all nations, including the United States.

He's the Messiah of Israel, that He is coming back to earth, to set up a one-world government, with His headquarters in Jerusalem, ruling over all the nations of the world, including the United States and will rule over all who are still alive (from who are living right now today) -- and that He will definitely scrap the Constitution of the United States and make Himself the supreme ruler over all that we do.

The "day of reckoning" is coming for all of those who are trying to take over the world and put it totally under their control in an evil one-world empire. And they do admit that they want a one-world government -- their government, not God's...

When the Messiah of Israel comes back to this earth to set up His one-world government and subject all the nations of the world to His authority and rule -- He'll be making real short work of any of those yahoos... LOL...

And you can be sure that He will be utterly destroying anything to do with any of these yahoos, since whatever they say and do is a total perversion of anything to do with the Messiah of Israel.

And for sure -- we all, in this world, need the Messiah of Israel back, here on earth -- to destroy this coming one-world government and to install His own one-world government in its place.

I'm looking forward to the coming Kingdom on earth and the one-world government that the Messiah of Israel will be setting up, after He destroys, by His own hand, the present and evil one-world government that we see forming right now.

    Isaiah 9:6-7

    For unto us a Child is born.
    Unto us a Son is given;
    And the government will be upon His shoulder.
    And His name will be called
    Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    Of the increase of His government and peace
    There will be no end,
    Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
    To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
    From that time forward, even forever.
    The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

31 posted on 12/23/2009 9:50:07 AM PST by Star Traveler (At Christmas - remember to keep "Christ" in the One-World Government that we look forward to)
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To: madison10; Sopater

OH MY! how could I forget...yeah redo

I love O Holy Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing! *AND* forgot to add “O Come, O come Emmanuel” — which is actually my first favorite.

and my secular favorites still stand as: Carol of the Bells, and White Christmas.


32 posted on 12/23/2009 9:52:59 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: Sopater

That’s one of my favorites. MOST of them are my favorites.

But when I hear the line, ‘fall on your knee’s, oh hear the angel voices’.......it get’s me everytime!


33 posted on 12/23/2009 9:53:59 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: Sopater

This one is, by far, my favorite.

Have a hankie nearby, even if it’s been a while since you heard/ saw this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyQyH4RoDbw

It’s the ‘911 God Song’ set to Mannheim Steamroller’s Silent Night

May God bless America.

II Chron 7:14

Aside from that, I’ll go with Hark the Herald Angels Sing.


34 posted on 12/23/2009 9:54:07 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Blueflag
test: We'll see if that works ;-)
35 posted on 12/23/2009 9:55:54 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Sopater

“Angels We Have Heard On High” as we sang it in the choir when I was a kid.

Teacher made us breath at the right places and put “umph” in it. I don’t hear that in the versions I’ve heard lately on the radio and such.


36 posted on 12/23/2009 9:58:02 AM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: mountn man
For sure, me too as well. Words can't not explain what this song-O holy night really represents. If I could place a few words to describe what it means to me it would be “a sacrifice of true innocence to heal all who desire truth and love.

LOVE THIS SONG!!!

37 posted on 12/23/2009 9:59:07 AM PST by purpleporter
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To: Sopater

“In the Bleak Midwinter”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRobryliBLQ

The Holst arrangement is much better than the Darke to my mind.

The lyrics of the version in the link are:

In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter,
Long ago.

Our God, heaven cannot hold him,
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
When he comes to reign;
In the bleak midwinter
A stable place sufficed
The Lord God incarnate,
Jesus Christ.

Angels and archangels
May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air;
But his mother only,
In her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the Beloved
With a kiss.

What can I give him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him —
Give my heart.


38 posted on 12/23/2009 9:59:21 AM PST by buridan
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To: Sopater

In the Bleak Midwinter

http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh221.sht221. In the Bleak Midwinter
Text: Christina G. Rossetti, 1830-1894
Music: Gustav Holst, 1874-1934
Tune: CRANHAM, Meter: Irr.


1. In the bleak midwinter, frost wind made moan,
earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
in the bleak midwinter, long ago.

2. Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain;
heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

3. Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
but his mother only, in her maiden bliss,
worshiped the beloved with a kiss.

4. What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
if I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
yet what I can I give him: give my heart.


39 posted on 12/23/2009 9:59:42 AM PST by Essie
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To: Sopater

“O Holy Night” is my hands-down favorite. I’ve loved almost every version I’ve heard, but I’m partial to Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s version of it.


40 posted on 12/23/2009 10:00:05 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (STOP GLOBAL WHINING!!)
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To: Sopater
My favorite is Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy by Bing Crosby and Davisd Bowie. I get goosebumps every time I hear it.

Little Drummer Boy

41 posted on 12/23/2009 10:07:27 AM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: Sopater

Little Drummer Boy (original version)


42 posted on 12/23/2009 10:13:01 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (Lock & Load......Point & Click)
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To: Sopater
I was watching Fox & Friends this morning and they had this wonderful young man singing my favorite song. Not the commercial but what follows.

'Angels We Have Heard on High'

43 posted on 12/23/2009 10:13:13 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Sopater

O Come Emmanuel

12 Days of Christmas - Straight No Chaser (awesome album btw)


44 posted on 12/23/2009 10:15:01 AM PST by derekr44
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To: Sopater

Lulajze Jesuniu (Polish)
O Holy Night
Silent Night
Schlaf Kindlein (you almost never hear it)


45 posted on 12/23/2009 10:16:51 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: Sopater

“Oh Holy Night”


46 posted on 12/23/2009 10:20:14 AM PST by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/user/GloriaJane)
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To: KrisKrinkle; Protect the Bill of Rights

See post 43


47 posted on 12/23/2009 10:27:14 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Sopater
Adeste Fideles
48 posted on 12/23/2009 10:28:05 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Gore is the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. He rides an icy horse bringing cold wherever he goes.)
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To: Sopater
What, nobody likes Paul McCartney's 'Simply Have a Wonderful Christmas Time'? :^)

{{{ducking}}}

49 posted on 12/23/2009 10:31:19 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Sopater

Little Drummer Boy (the original one).Fifty plus years later it can still bring a tear to my eye.


50 posted on 12/23/2009 10:38:28 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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