Thematic Thursday | Thoughtful Songs of the Season

As I said in the last post, I love Christmas music.  I can listen to it all year around.  I often have it in the CD player in my car and sing while I drive, even though, I get some pretty strange looks from oncoming traffic.

Would I Know My SaviorToday we’re going to focus on some Seasonal Music that is very thought provoking.  Let’s start with Would I Know My Savior?  The song asks some great questions.  Would I know Him at the manger, without previous knowledge of Him?  The Shepherds trusted the angelic message and knew Him.  The Wise Men trusted their knowledge of the stars and knew Him.  Joseph trusted God and knew Him.   I’m sure I would know Him, but it’s certainly worth the inner search.

Do You Hear What I HearWere you in your High School Choir?  I remember singing Do You Hear What I Hear? for the first time in that group.  It has remained among my favorites since then.

I Wonder As I WanderBarbara Streisand nails it …  I Wonder As I Wander.  This hauntingly beautiful song had an interesting story behind it.   The writer, John Jacob Niles, was leaving a fundraiser when a very dirty, ragged, and unwashed girl came to the stage.  She sang only one line of the song.  Niles took that fragment and turned it into this thought provoking piece.

Silent NightNo Christmas ‘list’ would be complete without Silent Night.  Add Celtic Woman to that and you have Christmas Music perfection.

Musical blessings to you and yours!

Marie

 

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