As I thought about the individuals involved with that holy night, I wondered… for whom was that star shining? And for whom does it shine today?
Words by Sally DeFord; Music by Katherine Wright. This lullaby is my Christmas Card Carol for 2021.
He who made the rising storm can bid its fury fail.
Is there room in my heart, or is every chamber full?
The Lord is “the light which shineth in the darkness.”
Words by William C. Martin (1864-1914), adapted; Music by Sally DeFord
My Christmas Card Carol for 2019
For some reason, the 3/4 time always made me feel like the traditional music just didn’t give the words the weight they deserved. So this arrangement got the 4/4 treatment.
My 2018 Christmas card carol.
A very simple SATB or Solo arrangement of the familiar hymn.
A very simple song, about a very basic concept… and one of the more challenging things I’ve written.
“O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength…”
Heavenly Father is never far away from us, and He will hear us pray anytime, anywhere.
Text written by William D. Longstaff in the 1800s; and set to an old Irish tune called “Slane.” For solo or SSAATB choir.
Old Irish text, translated by Mary Elizabeth Byrne in 1905; versified by Eleanor H. Hull in 1912. For solo or SSAATB choir.