Saturday, December 13, 2014

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” was written in 1739, by Charles Wesley, brother of John Wesley founder of the Methodist church. He usually requested slow and solemn music for his lyrics, so it was sung to a different tune initially. Over a hundred years later, in 1840, Felix Mendelssohn composed a cantata to commemorate Johann Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. English musician William H. Cummings adapted Mendelssohn’s music to fit the lyrics of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, already written by Wesley.
"Then suddenly there appeared with the angel an army of the troops of Heaven - a heavenly knighthood, praising God and saying:
'Glory to God in the highest Heaven, and on earth peace among men of goodwill, that are of His favor - with whom He is well pleased.'
When the angels went away from them into Heaven, the shepherds said one to another, 'Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing - this saying that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us." ~ Luke 2:13-15

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Born into a family of Gospel singers & musicians in South Bend, Indiana, David began singing & playing the piano as a small child.
In the 1970's, his musical style was shaped by the acoustic rock artists of the time - and in the 1980's David played the local nightclub circuit as keyboardist/singer with the band Justus.
But God comes in places unlooked for - unexpectedly.
After committing himself to the work of the Gospel, he served for three years as Praise & Worship Leader at a local church.
Now, David & his wife Debbie have committed themselves to sharing the Gospel of the life changing Power & Love of Jesus Christ, through this music ministry, based in Elkhart, Indiana.


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