Christmas Special (December 2, 2018) – Music & The Spoken Word

Christmas Special (December 2, 2018) – Music & The Spoken Word


♪♪ ♪ HARK!
THE HERALD ANGELS SING. ♪ ♪ GLORY TO
THE NEWBORN KING! ♪ ♪ PEACE ON EARTH
AND MERCY MILD, ♪ ♪ GOD AND SINNERS
RECONCILED! ♪♪ ♪♪>>LLOYD NEWELL: THE TABERNACLE CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA AT TEMPLE SQUARE PRESENT AMUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORDCHRISTMAS SPECIAL. CONDUCTING TODAY’S PROGRAM ARE MACK WILBERG AND RYAN MURPHY, WITH ORGANIST RICHARD ELLIOTT, AND THE SPOKEN WORD BY LLOYD NEWELL. ♪ HARK!
THE HERALD ANGELS SING. ♪♪ ♪ GLORY TO
THE NEWBORN KING! ♪ ♪ DING, DONG!
MERRILY ON HIGH, ♪ ♪ IN HEAV’N THE BELLS
ARE RINGING! ♪ ♪ DING, DONG!
VERILY THE SKY ♪ ♪ IS RIV’N
WITH ANGELS SINGING! ♪ ♪ GLO-RI-A! ♪ HOSANNA IN EXCELSIS! ♪ GLO-RI-A! ♪ HOSANNA IN EXCELSIS! ♪♪ ♪ E’EN SO HERE BELOW,
BELOW ♪ ♪ LET STEEPLE BELLS
BE SWUNG-EN, ♪ ♪ AND “I-O, -I-O, I-O!” ♪ BY PRIEST AND PEOPLE
SUNG-EN! ♪ ♪ GLO-RI-A! ♪ HOSANNA IN EXCELSIS! ♪ GLO-RI-A! ♪ HOSANNA IN EXCELSIS! ♪♪ ♪ PRAY YOU DUTIFULLY
PRIME ♪ ♪ YOUR MATIN CHIME,
YE RINGERS! ♪ ♪ MAY YOU
BEAUTIFULLY RIME ♪ ♪ YOUR EVE-TIME SONG,
YE SINGERS! ♪ ♪ GLO-RI-A! ♪ HOSANNA IN EXCELSIS! ♪ GLO-RI-A! ♪ HOSANNA IN EXCELSIS, ♪ IN EXCELSIS, ♪ IN EXCELSIS! ♪ HOSANNA IN EXCELSIS! ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN, ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN. ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN, ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN: ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN, ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN, ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN: ♪ AND THE GOVERNMENT
SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER, ♪ ♪ AND THE GOVERNMENT
SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER, ♪ ♪ AND THE GOVERNMENT
SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER; ♪ ♪ AND HIS NAME
SHALL BE CALLED ♪ ♪ WONDERFUL, ♪ COUNSELLOR, ♪ THE MIGHTY GOD, ♪ THE EVERLASTING
FATHER, ♪ ♪ THE PRINCE
OF PEACE. ♪ ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN: ♪ UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ UNTO US
A SON IS GIVEN: ♪ ♪ AND THE GOVERNMENT
SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER; ♪ ♪ AND THE GOVERNMENT
SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER; ♪ ♪ AND HIS NAME
SHALL BE CALLED ♪ ♪ WONDERFUL, ♪ COUNSELLOR, ♪ THE MIGHTY GOD, ♪ THE EVERLASTING
FATHER, ♪ ♪ THE PRINCE
OF PEACE. ♪ ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN: ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN: ♪ AND THE GOVERNMENT
SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER; ♪ ♪ AND THE GOVERNMENT
SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER; ♪ ♪ AND THE GOVERNMENT
SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER; ♪ ♪ AND HIS NAME
SHALL BE CALLED ♪ ♪ WONDERFUL, ♪ COUNSELLOR, ♪ THE MIGHTY GOD, ♪ THE EVERLASTING
FATHER, ♪ ♪ PRINCE OF PEACE. ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ FOR UNTO US
A CHILD IS BORN, ♪ ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN, ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN: ♪ UNTO US ♪ A SON IS GIVEN: ♪ AND THE GOVERNMENT
SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER, ♪ ♪ AND THE GOVERNMENT
SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER; ♪ ♪ AND HIS NAME
SHALL BE CALLED ♪ ♪ WONDERFUL, ♪ COUNSELLOR, ♪ THE MIGHTY GOD, ♪ THE EVERLASTING
FATHER, ♪ ♪ THE PRINCE
OF PEACE, ♪ ♪ THE EVERLASTING
FATHER, ♪ ♪ THE PRINCE
OF PEACE. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ DANCE AND SING
THIS HAPPY DAY! ♪ ♪ CHRIST IS BORN
THE SON OF MARY. ♪ ♪ DANCE AND SING
ALL CARE AWAY, ♪ SOUND THE PIPES
LET THE TRUMPETS PLAY! ♪ DANCE AND SING
THIS HAPPY DAY! ♪ ♪ CHRIST IS BORN
THE SON OF MARY. ♪ ♪ DANCE AND SING
ALL CARE AWAY, ♪ ♪ SOUND THE PIPES
LET THE TRUMPETS PLAY! ♪ ♪ DANCE, SING ON
THIS HAPPY DAY, ♪ ♪ SOUND THE PIPES
LET THE TRUMPETS PLAY! ♪ ♪ DANCE, SING ON
THIS HAPPY DAY, ♪ ♪ LET US ALL
OUR HOMAGE PAY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ BORN TODAY
OF DAVID’S LINE, ♪ ♪ TO THE EARTH
OUR SAVIOR COMETH, ♪ ♪ SHEPHERDS SEE
THE ANGEL’S SIGN, ♪ ♪ BORN TODAY IS
THE CHILD DIVINE! ♪ ♪ STARLIT IS
HIS HUMBLE CRIB, ♪ ♪ OX AND LAMB BESIDE
HIM SLEEPING, ♪ ♪ STARLIT IS
HIS HUMBLE CRIB, ♪ ♪ SEE HIS THRONE
A BED OF HAY. ♪ ♪ DANCE AND SING
THIS HAPPY DAY, ♪ ♪ CHRIST IS BORN
THE SON OF MARY, ♪ ♪ DANCE AND SING
THIS HAPPY DAY, ♪ ♪ LET US ALL
OUR HOMAGE PAY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ DANCE AND SING
THIS HAPPY DAY, ♪ ♪ CHRIST IS BORN
THE SON OF MARY, ♪ ♪ DANCE AND SING
THIS HAPPY DAY, ♪ ♪ SOUND THE PIPES
LET THE TRUMPETS PLAY! ♪ ♪ DANCE, SING ON
THIS HAPPY DAY, ♪ ♪ SOUND THE PIPES
LET THE TRUMPETS PLAY, ♪ ♪ DANCE, SING ON
THIS HAPPY DAY, ♪ ♪ LET US ALL
OUR HOMAGE PAY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ SOUND THE PIPES,
LET THE TRUMPETS PLAY, ♪ ♪ ON THIS DAY! ♪>>WHAT DOES CHRISTMAS MEAN TO YOU? TO YOU? ONE COUPLE LEARNED SOMETHING ONE COUPLE LEARNED SOMETHING ONE COUPLE LEARNED SOMETHING ABOUT THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS ABOUT THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS ABOUT THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN, THE DAY SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN, THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, THEIR INFANT SON PASSED AWAY. EACH YEAR SINCE THAT TRAGIC EVENT, THEY HAVE PLACED A CHRISTMAS STOCKING BY THE FIREPLACE IN HIS MEMORY. THE COUPLE HAS ALSO MADE IT A TRADITION TO GO TO THE CEMETERY AT CHRISTMASTIME TO VISIT THEIR SON’S GRAVE. EVERY TIME THEY DO, THEY DISCOVER THAT SOMEONE HAS ALREADY BEEN THERE AND HAS PLACED SOMETHING SPECIAL ON THE BABY’S SMALL GRAVE: SOME FLOWERS, A STUFFED ANIMAL, A LITTLE TOY. THEY TRIED FOR YEARS TO DISCOVER WHO THE GOOD-HEARTED GIVER COULD BE; THEY ASKED FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BUT NO ONE WOULD ADMIT TO LEAVING THE GIFTS. ONE YEAR, HEAVY SNOWSTORMS MADE TRAVELLING DIFFICULT, AND THE COUPLE WAS UNABLE TO VISIT THE GRAVE UNTIL SEVERAL DAYS LATER THAN USUAL. WHEN THEY FINALLY DID MAKE IT TO THE CEMETERY, THEY WERE SURPRISED TO FIND ON THE GRAVE A SMALL, DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREE, COVERED WITH SNOW. THE COUPLE WAS DEEPLY MOVED; SOMEONE STILL CARED SO MUCH ABOUT THEIR GRIEF AND LOSS THAT THEY WERE WILLING TO BRAVE THE SNOWSTORMS TO SHOW THEIR COMPASSION. THIS COUPLE NEVER FOUND OUT WHO THIS CARING PERSON WAS, AND THEY HAVE DECIDED TO STOP INVESTIGATING. THE BENEVOLENT GIVER, AFTER ALL, WANTED TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS. SO INSTEAD, THEY TRY TO TREAT EVERYONE AS IF HE OR SHE MIGHT BE “THE GIVER.” THEIR NEED TO THANK THEIR UNIDENTIFIED FRIEND HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH A DESIRE TO SIMPLY LIVE BETTER. NOW THEY PAUSE TO EXAMINE THEIR HEARTS A LITTLE MORE, AND THEY ASK: WHY DO WE GIVE? ARE WE HOPING TO BE PRAISED OR RECOGNIZED, OR DO WE GIVE BECAUSE WE LOVE, BECAUSE WE CARE? FOR THEM, THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS IS SYMBOLIZED BY A LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE, “HALF-BURIED IN SNOW, RESTING IN A QUIET CEMETERY.” IT REMINDS THEM OF THE GREAT GIFTS SO ABUNDANT IN THIS JOYOUS SEASON: PURE LOVE, COMPASSION, KINDHEARTEDNESS. IT BRINGS TO MIND THE GREATEST GIFT OF LOVE, GIVEN TO THE WORLD SOME 2,000 YEARS AGO. SUCH GIFTS ARE WHAT GIVE CHRISTMAS ITS DEEPEST MEANING. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ AWAY IN A MANGER,
NO CRIB FOR A BED, ♪ ♪ THE LITTLE LORD JESUS
LAID DOWN HIS SWEET HEAD. ♪ ♪ THE STARS IN THE BRIGHT SKY
LOOKED DOWN WHERE HE LAY, ♪ ♪ THE LITTLE LORD JESUS,
ASLEEP ON THE HAY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ THE CATTLE ARE LOWING,
THE BABY AWAKES, ♪ ♪ BUT LITTLE LORD JESUS,
NO CRYING HE MAKES. ♪ ♪ I LOVE THEE, LORD JESUS,
LOOK DOWN FROM THE SKY, ♪ ♪ AND STAY BY MY CRADLE
TILL MORNING IS NIGH. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ BE NEAR ME, LORD JESUS,
I ASK THEE TO STAY ♪ ♪ CLOSE BY ME FOREVER,
AND LOVE ME, I PRAY. ♪ ♪ BLESS ALL THE DEAR CHILDREN
IN THY TENDER CARE, ♪ ♪ AND FIT US FOR HEAVEN
TO LIVE WITH THEE THERE. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ CAN YOU HEAR
THE DISTANT MUSIC ♪ ♪ SOUNDING FROM
THE PIPE AND HORN, ♪ ♪ BEARING NEWS
OF JOY AND GLADNESS ♪ ♪ “CHRIST, THE KING
OF HEAV’N IS BORN.” ♪ ♪ ANGELS, TOO,
RESOUND THE ANTHEM ♪ ♪ TO THE CHILDREN
OF THE EARTH, ♪ ♪ CALLING ALL
TO HEAR THE TIDINGS ♪ ♪ OF THE BLESSED
SAVIOR’S BIRTH, ♪ ♪ HEAR THEM SING,
“TA-RA-RA, TA-RA-RE-RE, ♪ ♪ LI-TAM-PON,
LA-DE-RI-TAM-PON,” ♪ ♪ THE FIFE AND ANGEL
VOICES RING. ♪ ♪ “TA-RA-RA, TA-RA-RA,
TA-RA-RE-RE, ♪ ♪ LI-TAM-PON,
LA-DE-RI-TAM-PON,” ♪ ♪ THEY ALL REJOICE
WITH SONGS THEY SING ♪ ♪ TO BRING THE WORLD
A NEWBORN KING! ♪ ♪♪ ♪ FEEL THE MUSIC
STIR YOUR SENSES ♪ ♪ LIKE A MIGHTY
TRUMPET CALL, ♪ ♪ WAKENING THE WORLD
FROM SLUMBER ♪ ♪ CALLING OUT
TO ONE AND ALL, ♪ ♪ FROM THE VILLAGE,
FROM THE COUNTRY ♪ ♪ LET US JOIN
THE HOLY THRONG, ♪ ♪ AS WE HASTEN
TO THE MANGER ♪ ♪ THAT WE, TOO,
MAY JOIN THE SONG. ♪ ♪ AS WE SING,
“TA-RA-RA, TA-RA-RE-RE, ♪ ♪ LI-TAMPON,
LA-DE-RI-TAM-PON,” ♪ ♪ THE FIFE AND ANGEL
VOICES RING. ♪ ♪ “TA-RA-RA, TA-RA-RA,
TA-RA-RE-RE, ♪ ♪ LI-TAM-PON,
LA-DE-RI-TAM-PON,” ♪ ♪ WE ALL REJOICE
WITH SONGS THEY SING ♪ ♪ TO BRING THE WORLD
A NEW-BORN KING! ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ ENTER NOW
THE HOLY STABLE ♪ ♪ TO BEHOLD
THE BLESSED SIGHT, ♪ ♪ THIS IS CHRIST, THE LORD,
THE SAVIOR, ♪ ♪ PURE AND FILLED
WITH HOLY LIGHT, ♪ ♪ TUNE YOUR HEART
TO HEAR HIS MUSIC ♪ ♪ FEEL THE GLORY
OF HIS LOVE, ♪ ♪ LET US WORSHIP
AND ADORE HIM, ♪ ♪ WONDROUS CHILD
OF GOD ABOVE. ♪ ♪ RAISE YOUR VIOCE,
“TA-RA-RA, TA-RA-RE-RE, ♪ ♪ LI-TAM-PON,
LA-DE-RI-TAM-PON,” ♪ ♪ THE FIFE AND ANGEL
VOICES RING. ♪ ♪ “TA-RA-RA, TA-RA-RA,
TA-RA-RE-RE, ♪ ♪ LI-TAM-PON,
LA-DE-RI-TAM-PON,” ♪ ♪ THEY ALL REJOICE
WITH SONGS THEY SING ♪ ♪ TO BRING THE WORLD
A NEW-BORN KING! ♪ ♪ TA-RA-RA, LI-TAM-PON, ♪ LA-DE-RI-TAM-PON, ♪ TA-RA-RA, LI-TAM-PON, ♪ WE ALL REJOICE
WITH SONGS WE SING ♪ ♪ TO TELL US ALL
TO RISE AND SING ♪ ♪ TO BRING THE WORLD ♪ A NEWBORN KING, ♪ A NEWBORN KING, ♪ A NEWBORN KING! ♪ ♪♪>>THANK YOU FOR JOINING THE TABERNACLE CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA AT TEMPLE SQUARE FOR THIS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, ORIGINATING FROM HISTORIC TEMPLE SQUARE IN SALT LAKE CITY. PLEASE JOIN US AGAIN FORMUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD.UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAY PEACE BE WITH YOU THIS DAY AND ALWAYS. ♪ GOD BE WITH YOU
TILL WE MEET AGAIN; ♪ ♪ BY HIS COUNSELS GUIDE,
UPHOLD YOU; ♪ ♪ WITH HIS SHEEP
SECURELY FOLD YOU. ♪ ♪ GOD BE WITH YOU
TILL WE MEET AGAIN. ♪♪ CLOSED CAPTIONING BY
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
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