The final day of the twelve days of Christmas (and this season of Christmas songs) is also known as Ephiphany. The focus (principally) seems to be on the visitors who came to honour the one born to be king. Whether they were kings, wise men, sages, or scholars and whether there were three or more …

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This is the second last day of the twelve days of Christmas. An appropriate choice of song is As With Gladness Men Of Old, with its theme of the visitors from afar who came to honour the birth of the one born to be king. Somewhat curiously to me, As With Gladness hasn’t had as …

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I know that Christmas songs 2019 has stretched into 2020, but there’s only a few more days to go. There doesn’t seem to be specific observance on January 4, but here’s Creator Of The Stars At Night, as sung by Marian Grace. As a song it shows how well the themes of Advent and Christmas …

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The name of Jesus is the focus during December 3 in the twelve days of Christmas (in some parts of the church). Sandra McCracken’s version of Jesus, What A Wonderful Child (feat. Cindy Morgan & Gabe Dixon) seems a suitable song for the occasion. The lyrics: Refrain 1. Jesus, Jesus, oh, what a wonderful child …

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For New Year’s Day on the days of Christmas we return to Mary and her faithfulness in receiving the blessing God bestowed upon her. Mary’s Arms by Sandra McCracken. 1. From the skies above the shepherd’s field To the rolling moonlit hills Come and see the signs, the evidence Of the mercy now revealed Here …

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New Year’s Eve (or Hogmanay) falls during the twelve days of Christmas. A carol that refers directly to the change of year is Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly. I like Kate Rusby’s rendition from 2014’s Angels And Men. “Fast away the old year passes, Hail the new, both lads and lasses…” Blessed New …

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