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Many people become depressed during the holidays. I hope you’re not one of them, but if you are, maybe this will help you or maybe it will help someone you know. LORD knows that in the past I’ve had my own bouts of depression at Christmastime. Years ago, I was invited to hear Randall Wallace […]

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    The Wexford Carol performed by Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma
  • Here's the beautiful 12th century Irish Christmas carol beautifully sung by Alison Krauss. I just wish Mary's "guide," Saint Joseph, was named. At Wiki, someone has written the song's history, the lyrics in English and Gaelic, and numerous recording artists. "With Mary holy, we should pray "To God with love, this Christmas Day..." You may get the Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma recording by clicking here. Below that is Libera's lovely but quite different performance in Ireland, which you may get by clicking here. The Wexford Carol Good people all, this Christmas time, Consider well and bear in mind What our good God for us has done In sending His beloved Son With Mary holy we should pray, To God with love this Christmas Day In Bethlehem upon that morn, There was a blessed Messiah born The night before that happy tide The noble Virgin and her guide Were long time seeking up and down To find a lodging in the town But mark right well what came to pass From every door repelled, alas As was foretold, their refuge all Was but a humble ox’s stall Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep To whom God’s angel did appear Which put the shepherds in great fear Arise and go, the angels said To Bethlehem, be not afraid For there you'll find, this happy morn A princely babe, sweet Jesus, born With thankful heart and joyful mind The shepherds went the babe to find And as God's angel had foretold They did our Saviour Christ behold Within a manger He was laid And by His side a virgin maid Attending on the Lord of Life Who came on Earth to end all strife There were three wise men from afar Directed by a glorious star And on they wandered night and day Until they came where Jesus lay And when they came unto that place Where our beloved Messiah lay They humbly cast them at his feet With gifts of gold and incense sweet. #
  • IN DULCI JUBILO
  • Beautiful! IN DULCI JUBILO is one of my favorite Christmas carols. Merry Christmas to you! The original German/Latin song was written by Dominican monk Henry Suso, circa 1320. The English version by Robert Pearsall (1834) follows the original Catholic German “macaronic” style of mixing Latin with the vernacular language. Pearsall was an English composer living in Germany at the time. Thanks to the website AboutGerman.net, the lyrics and Latin translations follow Libera's music video. You can  get the song by clicking my Amazon widget or here. IN DULCI JUBILO In dulci jubilo Now sing with hearts aglow! Our delight and pleasure lies in praesepio; Like sunshine is our treasure matris in gremio; Alpha es et O! Alpha es et O! O Jesu, parvule, For thee I sing always; Comfort my heart's blindness, O puer optime, with all thy loving kindness, O princeps gloriae; Trahe me post te! Trahe me post te! O Patris caritas! O Nati lenitas! Deeply were we stained per nostra crimina; But thou for us hast gained Coelorum gaudia: Oh, that we were there! Oh, that we were there! Ubi sunt gaudia in any place but there? There are angels singing nova cantica And there the bells are ringing in Regis curia. Oh, that we were there! Oh, that we were there! Latin phrases in the song IN DULCI JUBILO in dulci jubilo = in sweet jubilation in praesepio = in a manger matris in gremio = in his mother's lap Alpha es et O! = Thou art Alpha and Omega! (beginning and end) O Jesu, parvule = O tiny Jesus O puer optime = O best of boys O princeps gloriae = O Prince of Glory Trahe me post te = Draw me after thee (make me follow you) O patris caritas = O love of the Father O nati lenitas = O gentleness of the Son per nostra crimina = through our crimes coelorum gaudia/caelorum gaudia = the joys of heaven Ubi sunt gaudia = Where are joys? nova cantica = new songs in Regis curia = in the courts of the King #
  • Happy birthday to Neil Diamond
  • Happy birthday to Neil Diamond! Today he's 73. Thanks to Neil for his beautiful music and for being a class act. Long live Neil Diamond! Long live America! #
  • Ron Paul to Virginians: ‘Insane’ to Vote for ‘Libertarian’ Robert Sarvis
  • By Tony Lee 4 Nov 2013 On Monday, former Congressman and staunch libertarian Ron Paul (R-TX) campaigned for Virginia Republican Governor candidate Ken Cuccinelli and said Virginians would be giving up on liberty if they voted for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Tuesday's election and would be "insane" if they voted for so-called libertarian Robert Sarvis, the third-party candidate who may siphon enough votes from Cuccinelli to spoil the election. See the whole story @ http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/04/Ron-Paul-to-Virginians-Insane-to-Vote-for-Libertarian-Robert-Sarvis #
  • YES ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’
  • Just because I like it. Brilliant lyrics. Jon Anderson's great voice... #

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