Sunday, December 8, 2019

Christmas Carols


There are so many wonderful Christmas Carols that it is a challenge to say which one would be my favorite.

"Silent Night", "The First Noel" ," Away in a Manger" are all well loved.  One though that seems to be especially uplifting is "Joy To The World".  It was written by a London pastor Isaac Watts.    I just recently read though that Mr. Watts did not have the birth of Christ in mind when he wrote this hymn.  He based the words on his interpretation of Psalm 98 which does not refer to the Lord's birth.

How it became a Christmas carol remains a mystery.   I am sure though that it is a great favorite of many during this beautiful season of the year.  It is one of mine.   Hope you enjoy this lovely song performed by Celtic Women.


"Shout for joy to the Lord all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music, make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and sound of singing."   Psalm 98:4-5 (NIV)

Have a joyful week.

Hugs Debbie


25 comments:

  1. OHMYGOSH, Debbie. I listened to that rendition and it brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful. I heard them sing many times but never Joy To The World. What an interesting history of the song- I did not know that! Have a wonderful week. xo Diana

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  2. I listen to the Celtic women sometimes.
    There are times when the carols I like to hear are me singing in the car. The echo and small space helps muffle the sound of my voice. lol

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  3. Always lovely to hear the story behind the song. And yes, a beautiful rendition by the Celtic Women. What a treat! Thank you, Debbie!

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  4. What an uplifting rendition of Joy to start the week off right. Beautiful!

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  5. How beautiful and uplifting!! Thanks so much Deb!!! Hope you have a great week!

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  6. That surprise me that this song was not meant for a Christmas song. I love it as well, Debbie. It's so uplifting. The Celtic women look lovely all in Red.

    Have a blessed week.

    ~Sheri

    ps.....my favorite Christmas song is Silent Night. I love the story behind it too.

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  7. Debbie, I think Christmas Town is a new one this year. Keep on the look out for it, and you will probably come across it. It's so charming, and I think you will really like it. Such a heartwarming story. Candace Cameron Bure is a favorite of mine in the Hallmark movies. : )

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  8. I love this carol and the Celtic Women. I really need to settle down and listen to some Christmas music. My mood is rather subdued this year.

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  9. How beautiful, Debbie!!! and such a treat.! Have a wonderful week, my friend....

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  10. Bonjour ma chère amie,

    A l'aube des fêtes de fin d'année, lire ce joli billet est très agréable.
    Merci pour ce choix musical...

    Gros bisous 🌸

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  11. Debbie, thank you for sharing that. What beautiful voices and the musicians are amazing too. I love Christmas music. What a joy to listen to these talented artists.

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  12. Beautiful Christmas carol and beautifully performed, but my favorite must be ' Silent Night ' , always moves me .

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  13. A beautiful performance! How stange that it wasn't written as a Christmas song when it fits so perfectly. My favorite still has to be, "Silent Night." Whenever I hear it I get goosebumps! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  14. I absolutely love Christmas carols, I especially love Silent Night in Polish, so beautiful! Thank you so much for your visit, I am following, have a lovely day☺

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  15. This time of year and the celebration of Christmas is special. Cards, carols, food, sharing, giving, smiling and reverence all brought together. Best wishes to all!

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  16. Nice song, mine, full of nostalgia is "Come all faithful" because of the circumstances that I sang in the choir that I was, for that special Christmas and for many reasons remained anchored inside me.
    Merry Christmas.
    Regards.

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  17. This was beautiful to watch and listen to. Thank you. I love all the old Christmas Carols and don't know which is my favorite. Maybe "The First Noel".

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  18. I love to hear Christmas Carols.
    Beautiful choice, thanks for sharing this wonderful song.
    All the best
    Maria

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  19. My favourite carol is 'In the bleak mid winter' it is so peaceful and reminds me of the still and snowy winters as a child in England. Thank you for sharing your favourite carol and wishing you joy this festive season. Caroline

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  20. oh this is such lovely carol dear Debbie !
    beautiful and heartwarming :)

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  21. I've really loved listening to Christmas music on Pandora this season, and this was a really lovely song. Hope your holiday was peaceful and happy.

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