12 Days #12

The Twelfth Day of Christmas – “A Babe is born in Bethlehem”
This 14th century Benedictine processional recapitulates the story for us one more time, and anticipates the arrival of the wise men tomorrow, on the Feast of the Epiphany.

hymn link: https://youtu.be/d50DsIYpWjg

hymn text: https://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/a_babe_is_born_in_bethlehem_1.htm

Everliving God, whose will it is that all should come to you through your Son Jesus Christ: Inspire our witness to him, that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

…And one more for a baker’s dozen – “See amid the winter’s snow”: https://youtu.be/fPgo-UfyJgc
Edward Caswall of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri wrote this fine text which is set to music by John Goss, long-time organist of St. Paul’s, London.


see you tonight!