Welcome — and a poem (@drbexl) and a song (@artsyhonker) while you wait

Welcome to Online Carols 2012.

Each prayer, reading or carol will appear on this site in the form of a post (like this one you’re reading) from 2pm GMT on Christmas Eve. At the end of each one click on the site’s title at the top of the page and the page will reload, revealing the next post.

Feel free to comment on this blog below each post (if you’ve got something nice to say that is!) or tweet using #onlinecarols2012 or write on our Facebook wall – we would love to interact with you!

Most of the posts use embedded YouTube or Soundcloud media. While you wait, here is a poem and a song:

The Prince of Peace

Peace in a baby who lies in a manger.
Peace through the parents who welcome each stranger.
Peace, though a child is in imminent danger.
Peace from the Prince of Peace.

Peace for the shepherds who ran down to greet him.
Peace for the Magi, come, star-led, to meet him.
Peace for the soldiers sent out to defeat him.
Peace from the Prince of Peace.

Peace was his gift to disciples in sorrow.
Peace is that gift none can beg, steal, or borrow.
Peace for today and new hope for tomorrow.
Peace from the Prince of Peace.

The Prince of Peace © Marjorie Dobson http://www.seedresources.com/view/written/poem_the_prince_of_peace

Video by Dr Bex Lewis (@drbexl)

Here is a sample SoundCloud track:

Swete was the song the Virgine soong
When she to Bethlem Juda came
And was deliver’d of hir Sonne
Who blessed Jesus hath to Name.
“Lulla, lulla, lulla, lullaby,
Lulla, lulla, lulla, lullaby,
Swete Babe!” soong shee;
“My Sonne and eke my Saviour borne,
Which hath vouchsafed from an high
To visitt us that ware forlorne.
La lulla, la lulla, la lullaby,
Swete Babe!” soong she,
And rockt him featly one hir knee.

16th-century carol arranged by Thomas Hamond (d 1662).
Performed by Kathryn Rose (@artsyhonker)


2 thoughts on “Welcome — and a poem (@drbexl) and a song (@artsyhonker) while you wait

  1. Pingback: drbexl.co.uk » Blog Archive » #AdventBookClub: Day 24

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