The Christmas Story 12. Examples Taken From Early Christian Hymns

Because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

I said something about the early hymns that Luke introduced in the nativity story and here for your enjoyment then, are some of the earliest Christmas Songs in various settings. That’s the end of our Christmas journey together. A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

Song of Simeon nunc dimittis, setting by Gretchaninov

Song of Mary (Magnificat), setting by Charles Villiers Stanford:

Song of the Angels (Gloria in Excelsis Deo)




A Mormon version:


King’s Singers and the Tab

I just like this one. Zoe Brown is something.

Song of Zacharias (Benedictus)
Baroque setting, Carlo Gesualdo

And why not?

Finally, Lukan liberties:

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