I’m such a big fan of Christmas Carols, whether sung by ruffle wearing choristers or my current preference is the revamped versions, by some awesomely talented jazz and folk favorites of mine. One came to my attention last night and its FREE to download via iTunes so I thought I ought to share it with you. I guess none of us can replicate the hauntingly brilliant piano licks and breathtaking vocals at our local church carol services. But as the old ladies of your congregations reach for those descant notes and fail miserably, just recall how it should be done from this gifted women singing this classic carol.
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Most importantly, remember the music matters, but the what that old lady is singing, however shrill, if she sings the last verse of ‘In the bleak midwinter’ with the heart felt praise that the lyrics deserve, then its a far more beautiful sound to God. So sing it this Christmas with all the musicality that God has gifted you with, but with the heart that can say with all sincerity and affection…
What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.
Give my heart…