Sunday, December 21, 2014

SUNDAY PRAISE -- HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 

Hark!  The Herald Angels Sing

“Hark the herald angels sing” was written by Charles Wesley, brother of John Wesley founder of the Methodist church, in 1739. A sombre man, he requested slow and solemn music for his lyrics and thus “Hark the herald angels sing” was sung to a different tune initially.

Over a hundred years later Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) composed a cantata in 1840 to commemorate Johann Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. English musician William H. Cummings adapted Mendelssohn’s music to fit the lyrics of “Hark the herald angels sing” already written by Wesley.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCt1s44cfMM

 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Kathy. Lovely music and a pipe organ too. Merry Christmas to you and Joe!!

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