Holiday Special (November 25, 2018) – Music & The Spoken Word

Holiday Special (November 25, 2018) – Music & The Spoken Word


♪♪ ♪ GENTLY RAISE
THE SACRED STRAIN, ♪ ♪ FOR THE SABBATH’S
COME AGAIN ♪ ♪ THAT MAN MAY REST,
THAT MAN MAY REST. ♪♪ ♪♪>>LLOYD NEWELL: FROM HISTORIC TEMPLE SQUARE IN SALT LAKE CITY, WE WELCOME YOU TOMUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORDWITH THE TABERNACLE CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA AT TEMPLE SQUARE. CONDUCTING TODAY’S PROGRAM IS MACK WILBERG, WITH ORGANIST ANDREW UNSWORTH, AND THE SPOKEN WORD BY LLOYD NEWELL. ♪♪ ♪ COME, YE THANKFUL
PEOPLE, COME, ♪ ♪ RAISE THE SONG
OF HARVEST HOME: ♪ ♪ ALL IS SAFELY
GATHERED IN, ♪ ♪ ERE THE WINTER
STORMS BEGIN; ♪ ♪ GOD, OUR MAKER,
DOTH PROVIDE ♪ ♪ FOR OUR WANTS
TO BE SUPPLIED; ♪ ♪ COME TO GOD’S
OWN TEMPLE, COME, ♪ ♪ RAISE THE SONG
OF HARVEST HOME. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ ALL THE WORLD
IS GOD’S OWN FIELD, ♪ ♪ FRUIT UNTO HIS PRAISE
TO YIELD; ♪ ♪ WHEAT AND TARES
TOGETHER SOWN, ♪ ♪ UNTO JOY OUR SORROW
GROWN: ♪ ♪ FIRST THE BLADE,
AND THEN THE EAR, ♪ ♪ THEN THE FULL CORN
SHALL APPEAR: ♪ ♪ GRANT, O HARVEST
LORD, THAT WE ♪ ♪ WHOLESOME GRAIN
AND PURE MAY BE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ FOR THE LORD, OUR GOD,
SHALL COME, ♪ ♪ AND SHALL TAKE
HIS HARVEST HOME; ♪ ♪ FROM HIS FIELD
SHALL IN THAT DAY ♪ ♪ ALL OFFENSES
PURGE AWAY; ♪ ♪ GIVE HIS ANGELS
CHARGE AT LAST ♪ ♪ IN THE FIRE
THE TARES TO CAST, ♪ ♪ BUT THE FRUITFUL
EARS TO STORE ♪ ♪ IN HIS GARNER
EVERMORE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ EVEN SO, LORD,
QUICKLY COME ♪ ♪ TO THY FINAL
HARVEST HOME; ♪ ♪ GATHER THOU
THY PEOPLE IN, ♪ ♪ FREE FROM SORROW,
FREE FROM SIN; ♪ ♪ THERE,
FOREVER PURIFIED, ♪ ♪ IN THY PRESENCE
TO ABIDE: ♪ ♪ COME, WITH ALL
THINE ANGELS, COME, ♪ ♪ RAISE THE GLORIOUS
HARVEST HOME. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ RAISE THE GLORIOUS
HARVEST HOME. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ ALL THINGS BRIGHT
AND BEAUTIFUL, ♪ ♪ ALL CREATURES
GREAT AND SMALL, ♪ ♪ ALL THINGS WISE
AND WONDERFUL: ♪ ♪ THE LORD GOD
MADE THEM ALL. ♪ ♪ EACH LITTLE FLOW’R
THAT OPENS, ♪ ♪ EACH LITTLE BIRD
THAT SINGS, ♪ ♪ HE MADE
THEIR GLOWING COLORS, ♪ ♪ HE MADE
THEIR TINY WINGS. ♪ ♪ ALL THINGS BRIGHT
AND BEAUTIFUL, ♪ ♪ ALL CREATURES
GREAT AND SMALL, ♪ ♪ ALL THINGS WISE
AND WONDERFUL: ♪ ♪ THE LORD GOD
MADE THEM ALL. ♪ ♪ THE PURPLE HEADED
MOUNTAIN, ♪ ♪ THE RIVER
RUNNING BY, ♪ ♪ THE SUNSET
AND THE MORNING ♪ ♪ THAT BRIGHTENS UP
THE SKY. ♪ ♪ THE COLD WIND
IN THE WINTER, ♪ ♪ THE PLEASANT
SUMMER SUN, ♪ ♪ THE RIPE FRUITS
IN THE GARDEN: ♪ ♪ HE MADE THEM
EV’RY ONE. ♪ ♪ ALL THINGS BRIGHT
AND BEAUTIFUL, ♪ ♪ ALL CREATURES
GREAT AND SMALL, ♪ ♪ ALL THINGS WISE
AND WONDERFUL: ♪ ♪ THE LORD GOD
MADE THEM ALL. ♪ ♪ HE GAVE US EYES
TO SEE THEM, ♪ ♪ AND LIPS THAT
WE MIGHT TELL ♪ ♪ HOW GREAT
IS GOD ALMIGHTY, ♪ ♪ WHO HAS MADE
ALL THINGS WELL. ♪ ♪ ALL THINGS BRIGHT
AND BEAUTIFUL, ♪ ♪ ALL CREATURES
GREAT AND SMALL, ♪ ♪ O, ALL THINGS
WISE AND WONDERFUL: ♪ ♪ THE LORD GOD
MADE THEM ALL. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ LIFT UP YOUR HEADS,
O YE GATES, ♪ ♪ AND BE YE LIFT UP,
YE EVERLASTING DOORS, ♪ ♪ AND THE KING OF GLORY
SHALL COME IN. ♪ ♪ WHO IS
THE KING OF GLORY? ♪ ♪ THIS KING OF GLORY? ♪ WHO IS
THIS KING OF GLORY? ♪ ♪ WHO IS
THIS KING OF GLORY? ♪ ♪ THE LORD
STRONG AND MIGHTY, ♪ ♪ THE LORD
STRONG AND MIGHTY, ♪ ♪ THE LORD
MIGHTY IN BATTLE. ♪ ♪ LIFT UP YOUR HEADS,
O YE GATES, ♪ ♪ AND BE YE LIFT UP,
YE EVERLASTING DOORS, ♪ ♪ AND THE KING OF GLORY
SHALL COME IN, ♪ ♪ AND THE KING OF GLORY
SHALL COME IN. ♪ ♪ WHO IS
THIS KING OF GLORY? ♪ ♪ WHO IS
THIS KING OF GLORY? ♪ ♪ WHO IS
THIS KING OF GLORY? ♪ ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ THE LORD OF HOSTS, ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ HE IS
THE KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪♪ ♪ OF GLORY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ JESU, THE VERY THOUGHT
OF SWEET; ♪ ♪ IN THE DEAR NAME
ALL HEART JOYS MEET; ♪ ♪ BUT O THAN HONEY
SWEETER FAR ♪ ♪ THE GLIMPSES OF
HIS PRESENCE ARE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ NO WORD IS SUNG MORE
SWEET THAN THIS; ♪ ♪ NO NAME IS HEARD
MORE FULL OF BLISS; ♪ ♪ NO THOUGHT BRINGS
SWEETER COMFORT NIGH, ♪ ♪ THAN JESUS,
SON OF GOD MOST HIGH. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ JESU, THE HOPE
OF SOULS FORLORN! ♪ ♪ HOW GOOD TO THEM
FOR SIN THAT MOURN! ♪ ♪ TO THEM THAT SEEK THEE,
O HOW KIND! ♪ ♪ BUT WHAT ART THOU
TO THEM THAT FIND? ♪ ♪ JESUS, THOU SWEETNESS,
PURE AND BLEST, ♪ ♪ LIFE’S FOUNTAIN,
LIGHT OF SOULS DISTRESS’D; ♪ ♪ SURPASSING ALL
THAT HEART REQUIRES, ♪ ♪ EXCEEDING ALL
THAT SOUL DESIRES. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ NO TONGUE OF MORTAL
CAN EXPRESS, ♪ ♪ NO LETTERS WRITE
ITS BLESSEDNESS; ♪ ♪ ALONE WHO HATH THEE
IN HIS HEART KNOWS, ♪ ♪ JESU, WHAT THOU ART. ♪ ALONE WHO HATH THEE
IN HIS HEART KNOWS, ♪ ♪ LOVE OF JESUS,
WHAT THOUGH ART. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪>>THIS SEASON OF THE YEAR IS A TIME OF JOYFUL ANTICIPATION. AS SUMMER’S HEAT GIVES WAY TO FALL’S VIBRANT COLORS, AS PLANTING AND TENDING BECOME REAPING AND HARVESTING, THE SEASON OF THANKS FLOWS QUITE NATURALLY INTO A SEASON OF GENEROUS GIVING. MAYBE THAT’S WHY WE LOOK FORWARD SO EAGERLY TO CHRISTMASTIME– BECAUSE AT CHRISTMAS WE TEND TO THINK MORE OF OTHERS THAN OURSELVES. WE EXTEND MORE LOVE; WE OFFER MORE KINDNESS; WE GIVE MORE TIME. WE GATHER WITH LOVED ONES AND OPEN OUR HEARTS TO HOPE AND FAITH. EVEN WITH WINTER’S STORMS AHEAD, WE FEEL THE WARMTH OF JOYFUL ANTICIPATION THAT SEEMS TO BE UNIQUE TO CHRISTMAS. IN FACT, IT’S A CHRISTMAS TRADITION THAT GOES BACK CENTURIES. LONG AGO, ON A QUIET, STARRY NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM, THE FIRST CHRISTMAS BECAME THE FULFILLMENT OF A LONG-ANTICIPATED PROMISE. HUMBLE SHEPHERDS HAD LOOKED FORWARD TO IT. NOBLE WISE MEN HAD AWAITED IT. INDEED, ALL ETERNITY WATCHED IN JOYFUL ANTICIPATION, BECAUSE THE PROMISE OF CHRISTMAS GIVES US SOMETHING WONDROUS TO LOOK FORWARD TO. IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO GIVE US GREATER PERSPECTIVE, MORE WILLINGNESS TO SET ASIDE LESS IMPORTANT THINGS, AND MORE HOPE FOR GOOD THINGS TO COME. SO IT’S NO WONDER THAT CHRISTMAS HAS BECOME THE MOST EAGERLY ANTICIPATED SEASON OF THE YEAR. PHILLIPS BROOKS CAPTURED THAT FEELING IN THESE WORDS: “EVERYWHERE, EVERYWHERE,
CHRISTMAS TO-NIGHT! CHRISTMAS IN LANDS
OF THE FIR TREE AND PINE, CHRISTMAS IN LANDS
OF THE PALM TREE AND VINE; CHRISTMAS WHERE SNOW-PEAKS
STAND SOLEMN AND WHITE, CHRISTMAS WHERE CORN-FIELDS
LIE SUNNY AND BRIGHT; EVERYWHERE, EVERYWHERE,
CHRISTMAS TO-NIGHT! … CHRISTMAS WHERE PEACE,
LIKE A DOVE IN ITS FLIGHT, BROODS O’ER BRAVE MEN
IN THE THICK OF THE FIGHT; EVERYWHERE, EVERYWHERE,
CHRISTMAS TO-NIGHT! FOR THE CHRIST-CHILD WHO COMES
IS THE MASTER OF ALL, NO PALACE TOO GREAT AND
NO COTTAGE TOO SMALL.” YES, EVERYONE CAN BE TOUCHED BY THE JOYFUL ANTICIPATION THAT CHRISTMAS BRINGS. WE NEED ONLY OPEN OUR HEARTS TO ITS WONDERS AND OUR HOMES TO ITS PEACE AND HOPE. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ SING WE NOW OF CHRISTMAS,
NOEL, SING WE HERE! ♪ ♪ SING A SONG OF GLADNESS
AND CHEER. ♪ ♪ SING OF GLADNESS
AND CHEER ♪ ♪ FOR THE TIME OF
CHRISTMAS IS HERE. ♪ ♪ IS HERE. ♪ LOOK AROUND, LOOK AROUND
ABOUT YOU AND SEE ♪ ♪ WHAT A WORLD OF WONDER
THIS WORLD CAN BE. ♪ ♪ SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ♪ SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ♪ SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ♪ SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ♪ SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL,
LIKE THE CHILDREN DO. ♪ ♪ AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY,
ALL THE JOY AND BEAUTY ♪ ♪ THAT A MERRY CHRISTMAS
CAN BRING TO YOU. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ SING OF GLADNESS
AND CHEER ♪ ♪ FOR THE TIME OF
CHRISTMAS IS HERE. ♪ ♪ LOOK AROUND ABOUT
YOU AND SEE ♪ ♪ WHAT A WORLD OF WONDER
THIS WORLD CAN BE. ♪ ♪ SING AND ENJOY
THE BEAUTY ♪ AND ENJOY, AND ENJOY
ALL THE BEAUTY, ♪ SING ALL THE JOY,
ALL THE JOY, ♪ ♪ ALL THE JOY
AND BEAUTY ♪ ♪ THAT A MERRY CHRISTMAS, ♪♪>>TODAY’S PERFORMANCE CONTINUES THE 90TH YEAR OF THIS HISTORIC PROGRAM. PLEASE JOIN US NEXT TIME 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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