Friday Night Worship -Carol of the Bells with a twist

In the Christmas spirit here is an amazing rendition of Carol of the Bells (with a twist) by Pentatonix.

‘Carol of the Bells’ was put together by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914  with lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky based upon the folk chant “Shchedryk“.

Commissioned by Oleksander Koshyts,  Leontovych set out to create the song based on traditional Ukrainian folk chants, and the resulting new work for choir. “Shchedryk” was based on just four notes Leontovych found in an anthology.

The original Ukrainian title translates to “the generous one” or is perhaps derived from the Ukrainian word for bountiful (shchedryj), and tells a tale of a swallow flying into a household to proclaim the bountiful year that the family will have.

What a beautiful image to adopt into and highlight the coming of the Messiah in the Lord’s bountiful Grace.

Blessings – Andrew 

Watch “[Official Video] Carol of the Bells – Pentatonix” on YouTube

© Andrew Jewell

Video courtesy YouTube.

Background information Wikipedia


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