A day late… but we had a night of sleeping all together under the Christmas tree. The girls loved it and how could you not. It’s quite magical.
Here’s a Christmas Carol. One I don’t know the music to, but that is beautiful beyond words. Melding nature in quite an abnormal way with Advent. Just the words here, no mp3 or anything.
Carol of the Birds by Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins
Whence comes this rush of wings afar,
Following straight the Noel star?
Birds from the woods in wondrous flight,
Bethlehem seek this Holy Night.
“Tell us, ye birds, why come ye here,
Into this stable, poor and drear?”
“Hast’ning we seek the newborn King,
And all our sweetest music bring.”
Hark how the Greenfinch bears his part,
Philomel, too, with tender heart,
Chants from her leafy dark retreat,
Re, mi, fa, sol, in accents sweet.
Angels and shepherds, birds o’ the sky,
Come where the Son of God doth lie;
Christ on earth with man doth dwell,
join in the shout “Noel, Noel.”