Close to the end of Christmas Songs 2017. Here’s Sufjan Steven’s version of The Coventry Carol, a song derived from the biblical text dealing with Herod’s slaughter of the innocents. The vocal on this features Marla Hanson. 1. Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child, Bye, bye, lully, lullay. Lullay, thou little tiny Child, Bye, bye, …

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Lots of Christians today would have heard readings about the transfiguration of Jesus (probably from Mark’s Gospel). There aren’t too many songs directly about it, but here’s one from Sufjan Stevens. It’s not really for congregational singing, but I think it’s a helpful rendition of the event and its significance. It’s also pretty classic Sufjan. …

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