Friday, December 21, 2012

Lessons and Carols, 5

The "Lessons" of Lessons and Carols move from prophecy about a coming Savior, through the announcement of the gift of a Savior, to the birth of Jesus the Savior. The fifth lesson brings us to the New Testament, to Mary, and to one of my favorite hymns of all, regardless of the season of the year. I like how personal the "Magnificat" can be for people gathered in worship.

Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26-38
I especially enjoy it when a female high school or college student reads this Lesson!

Fifth Carol: The Angel Gabriel to Mary Came
traditional Basque carol

Fifth Hymn: Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord
text: Timothy Dudley-Smith, from Mary's Song, the Magnificat
tune: Woodlands, composed by Walter Greatorex
(some readers will recognize the composer's surname as the tune name 
for a setting of Gloria Patri, which tune he also wrote)

1 comment:

Claudia Gerwin said...

Amen! Just finished listening (and singing in my heart) TDS's marvelous text..."to children's children and FOREVERMORE!"