Welcome to December, the best month of the year. The month of miracles and wonders, when we celebrate the birth of the saviour of the world and when this blogger was born. What I loved most about this month apart from my dad and I’s birthday on the 31st was the Christmas Carols, I loved and still love singing carols.
I’ve decided to do a Carol series featuring lyrics of beautiful carols this December, I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. The first song in the series is one of my favourite carols, when I was in primary four my class staged a musical drama based on the carol. I played the role of Melchior bearing Myrhh for the boy-king. I remember the feeling of excitement was my constant companion during the rehearsals and at the main event. Melchior’s gift of myrhh symbolised Christ’s death and burial and I had to tremble as I presented my gift. There’s probably a video of my performance somewhere in my primary school, I should hunt it down as well as my other performances. I loved acting as a child and always played lead roles in my class plays and even school plays, I “starred” in my first lead role in the school play when I was in primary three. I remember some snide comments some primary five girls made when I was chosen, back then I didn’t understand what their problem was.
The Carol is We Three Kings
We three kings of Orient are;
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign.
Frankincense to offer have I;
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Prayer and praising, voices raising,
Worshipping God on high.
Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone cold tomb.
Glorious now behold Him arise;
King and God and sacrifice;
Sounds through the earth and skies.
Do have a glorious December folks