This Week’s Music Selection from Heidi Dybing

A few weeks ago [a friend] asked if she could use this carol off one of my Christmas CDs for a project she was working on called A Blue Christmas.  Of course!  And I had forgotten about this arrangement….slightly “bluesy”….and decided it was time to play it again.

God Rest….is a traditional English Christmas carol dating back to the 16th century.  It is sung by carolers in Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol, and enrages Scrooge.  In past years we would be attending Commonweal and watching our talented friends perform this Christmas play.  Next year!!!!!   “O tidings of comfort and joy!”

This Week’s Music Selection from Heidi Dybing

Moving through my favorite Christmas Carols, this is an Austrian folk tune written in 1865.  The melody and lyrics are a beautiful lullaby to let sleep come to Baby Jesus. (And to Mary. She did all the work.  And Joseph who worried and felt helpless.). I am going to share verse three here as it applies to all of us in these stressful times.
Dream, dream, dream of the joyous day to come. With guardian angels without number Watch you as you sweetly slumber Dream, dream, dream of the joyous day to come.