Heavenly Light

…What has come into being in him was life and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it. John 1:3-4 NRSVMP900433127[1]

Jesus is the light of the world. As we prepare for Christmas, we are preparing to again celebrate his light coming into our lives.

With that in mind, I want to share a piece of music that I think is extraordinary for two reasons. First it comes from a simple poem by Edward Esch. His words, combined with the ethereal sounds of the choir, capture the profound beauty of the light born in Jesus Christ.

MP900430834[1]Second, this recording was made by combining voices from all over the world,  recorded simultaneously through webcams and combined to create a wonderful and inspiring video.

Take a moment to read the poem and let the music unite you with others around the globe who welcome Jesus’ light and love into their hearts!

Please click here to watch the wonderful performance, as singers from around the globe raise raise their voices to welcome the Light of the world!

Lux Aurumque (Light and Gold)
Light,
warm and heavy as pure gold
and angels sing softly
to the new-born babe. Edward Esch
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