This work is not in the Episcopal hymnal, but the old Lutheran Book of Worship places it in the Epiphany section. Happy Epiphany tomorrow, as we come to the end of the Christmas season!
courtesy of Celtic Women’s Lisa Lambe
Here is something different for your Christmas Day: Shepherd’s Pipe Carol by John Rutter
Form a lectionary standpoint this belongs on Advent 2, but it’s still Advent nonetheless.
From a VOCES8 recording session for their album, Equinox.
Sunday is Advent 2
From VOCES8. This translates as “Mary went through a thorn forest.” The description tells us: “This beautiful German carol is decorated with a literary motif; thorns blossom into roses as Mary carries the Christ Child under her heart.” Appropriate, as Advent begins Sunday.