Today is all about the power of music to celebrate the birth of
Jesus. As we close in on Christmas day, I have found so much music by so many incredible artists it has been difficult deciding what to feature. Today, however, the tunes on this Christmas Eve Countdown are all about singing loud and proud. I've even thrown in a couple that are not, technically, Christmas songs, to let all Vagabonds far and wide hear great power singing.
First up - As only The Gaither Vocal Band can do - A Southern Gospel tune on the birth that changed the world - The Gaither Vocal Band performs Come and See What's Happenin' In The Barn.
BONUS TRACK 1- A powerful, powerful song written by Christian Artist Chris Tomlin and performed with amazing beauty and power by Lauren Daigle - NOEL.
Love incarnate, love divine / Star and angels gave the sign / Bow to babe on bended knee / The Savior of Humanity / Unto us a Child is born / He shall reign forevermore.
BONUS TRACK 2 - Though technically not a Christmas song, this acapella tune by The Gaither Vocal Band from 2012 features some of the greatest Southern Gospel singers to ever carry a tune - LOW DOWN THE CHARIOT.
BONUS TRACK 3 - OK. this non-Christmas tune is for me and other Vagabonds that want to hear insane power singing. Many, many years ago I saw a young Russ Taff, with the Imperials Quartet, at my church. Over the years Taff has become one of the greatest Gospel Singers in history. Turn up the speakers on this one written by Claude Ely, a preacher from Virginia, in 1934 at the age of twelve. In a Gaither Homecoming Concert - Russ Taff - Aint' No Grave!
Sorry, I get excited when I hear great singing. I hope you enjoyed the tunes on this Christmas Eve 2023.