Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendour

Carol of the Bells featured a hand bell choir in Taiwan.  The lyrics of Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendour were written in China by Frank Houghton, an Englishman.  The words, the music and the story behind the writing of this hymn make this song one of my favorite Christmas carols. “…This hymn was […]

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O Come All Ye Faithful

I have always loved to sing O Come All Ye Faithful on Christmas morning.  The last verse bursts into a crescendo of joy as it calls us to worship and adore Jesus Christ the Lord. “Yea, Lord, we greet thee, Born this happy morning; Jesus, to thee be glory given! Word of the Father, Now […]

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Carol of the Bells

Bells have been used for centuries to mark events of significance. Carol of the Bells was composed by the Ukrainian composer, Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, and is frequently performed by handbell choirs. These handbell ringers in Taipei are unique, however; their entrance and processional as they ring out the notes enhances and expresses the joyous melody. […]

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