God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

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Yesterday I played an arrangement I wrote for God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen as an instrumental Advent/Lord’s Supper reflection at my church. The original hymn has this repeated refrain:

O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

This particular hymn focuses in on on the good news of our God coming in our flesh to save us from our problems, and bring us into the cosmic plan of redemption of the heavens and earth. This is one of the practical implications for Christ’s Incarnation, and one reason why I look forward to celebrating Advent each year.

The video above is from a version I recorded of this piece this past week. You can also download a higher quality mp3. Enjoy!

Speaking of free music, I have an album of hymns set to new music for free. You can snag it here.

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