I love Christmas! I especially love the sacred music this season brings, because it bears witness of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There is something magical about hearing the voices of little children singing Christmas songs. Years ago I directed a children’s performance group consisting of three different age groups. For the youngest group of children to sing at the first Christmas concert, I wrote a short, delightful little song, entitled, “One Bright Star“. I decided to put it on my website this Christmas, and so I asked my adorable little 5 year old granddaughter, Lindsy Sue to learn and record it. Every time I listen to her singing this song, it makes me smile, because Lindsy is like a bright, shining star. She has been singing and amazing listeners since she was barely three years old. At just age four, she also recorded “Nowhere Else On Earth”, found in the children’s album and in Volume Two.
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Many years ago, shortly after I had my last child, a baby boy, (who was born on Dec. 13th), I was blessed with the privilege of playing the part of Mary in a stake Christmas production, while my husband played the part of Joseph. As I rocked my baby Jesus, (a doll wrapped in swathing bands), and sang to him a lullabye, as if I were Mary, the mother of Jesus, I experienced an outpouring of the Lord’s sweet spirit; and perhaps in a small sense, was given to know and feel Mary’s emotions and love for her own tiny child. A reverent hush came over the audience, and time seemed momentarily to stand still. ~ Blessed Am I captures these feelings. I have added a new link for the background accompaniment, one step lower, (in the key of C). Here it is, as my Christmas gift to you.
It’s hard to believe that today is December 7th! Christmas will be here, before we know it. Don’t you just love the sweet spirit you can feel this time of year, when you take the time to contemplate the true meaning of this celebration; the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? I bear witness that I know He came to earth as a babe in a humble manger and that He atoned for our sins and gave His life freely, in order to take up His body again ~ as the first fruits of the resurrection. Where is your heart this Christmas season? Is Jesus Christ at the center of your life and thoughts? What were you doing that first Christmas morn? What are you doing on this Christmas morn? Take a little time to listen to “Come Worship The Living Lord“, “Christmas Alleluia“, “Blessed Am I“, “Away In A Manger“, “Joy To The World“, and “Angels We Have Heard On High” and my other Christmas Arrangements. They will help get you into the true spirit of Christmas.