Great joy to all people

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord's glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. "Don't be afraid!" he said. "I bring you ... Continue reading

Christmas encounters, Part 4

Recitative for soprano: "There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night." Andante: "And lo! The angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone around about them, and they were sore afraid." "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for ... Continue reading

Handel’s Messiah: Glory to God!

There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo! The angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, ... Continue reading