The Metropolitan Baptist Church morning hymn on 18 January 2009 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Jason Powell, organ and Steven Allen, piano.
This Holy Near song is from 1993 and the video is from 2012, but both are as appropriate as ever today. There is an inspiring message of hope here.
Yesterday was the Feast of the Presentation, the story and song of Simeon found in Luke 2:25-35. The Latin version of the Song of Simeon is Nunc Dimittis, which I shared a couple of weeks back. This is my favorite version of the Song of Simeon in English, both because of the music and because of the message conveyed in the video. If you are stressed by the current political climate please listen and watch.
Ubi Caritas. Version by Ola Gjeilo, sung by The CWU Chamber Choir, Gary Weidenaar, director
Dona Nobis Pacem, Chicago Chamber Choir & Milwaukee Choral Artists, Giulio Caccini, arranged by James A. Moore, conducted by Timm Adams
I’m not sure why the liturgical calendar has the presentation of Jesus in the temple on 2 February, well after the baptism on the First Sunday after the Epiphany. I don’t want to wait until then to hear the Song of Simeon. So here it is today.
George Dyson’s Nunc Dimittis in D, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
Today is Epiphany. We Three Kings of Orient Are, Angel City Chorale and audience sing-along.