Tag: Christmas carol

“Joy to the World”

| December 24, 2014 | 15 Comments
“Joy to the World”

Did you know that “Joy to the World” was not originally a Christmas hymn?  One of the most published Christmas hymns in North America was actually written about Christ’s Second Coming, not His birth.  The hymn was first published in the early 1700s by English hymn writer Isaac Watts.  Only the last half of the […]

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“Away in a Manger”

| December 23, 2014 | 9 Comments
“Away in a Manger”

As a private music teacher, I am often surprised to find that some of my students are not familiar with many Christmas carols. I remember singing carols with my family when I was a child. “Away in a Manger” is a wonderful carol to teach your little one. The text of this beloved Christmas carol […]

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