Monday, December 14, 2009
Peace on Earth
I've always loved this poem but disliked the hymn we sing at church . . . that dreary, five-verse hymn that rings in a depressing new year. The final verses are hopeful, but to me, that's lost in the funereal tune.
This video is how I think Longfellow envisioned his words performed.
This is what I want to sing at church.
The peace! The hope! The joy! To a dark and imperfect world Christ was born and offers us salvation.
I appreciate the opportunity to watch, listen, and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.