Category Archives: Compassion

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

O sacred Head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down, Now scornfully surrounded with thorns, Thine only crown; O sacred Head, what glory, what bliss till now was Thine! Yet, though despised and gory, I joy to call Thee … Continue reading

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“Mary, Did You Know?”

There are some songs with words and music so personally significant, I still remember the first time I heard them. Mary, Did You Know? was a song I heard sung by a small vocal ensemble at the water’s edge of … Continue reading

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“Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel!”

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 (KJV) – The roots of the music of Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel! go … Continue reading

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Messiah!

When I was growing up we attended a church with a large music program, and I first sang in a choir as a young child. In December our minister of music had all the choirs sing the “Hallelujah” chorus from … Continue reading

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Christmas Tears

Christmas and the holiday season are not always times that are cheery and bright. Loneliness and loss can have a sharper edge in December because of the contrast of times remembered or the contrast of times hoped for, but seldom … Continue reading

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“Mary, Did You Know?”

There are some songs with words and music so personally significant, I still remember the first time I heard them. Mary, Did You Know? was a song I heard sung by a small vocal ensemble at the water’s edge of … Continue reading

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“Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel!”

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 (KJV) – The roots of the music of Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel! go … Continue reading

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