Hark the Herald Angels Sing is a very traditional Christmas carol, one that most church congregations sing more than once during the month of December. It's a very good song that discusses both our Savior's birth and how He was both God and Man at the same time in lines like, "Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see/Hail the incarnate Deity" (verse two).
The words to this carol were written by none other than Charles Wessley in his 1739 book, "Hymns and Sacred Poems." It later went through revisions by George Whitefield, Felix Mendelssohn, and William H. Cummings. Originally the song was very slow and somber (much like Wesley himself), but in 1855 Cummings adjusted it by using a tune similar to the hymn Christ the Lord is Risen Today, which is why our modern version sounds much more upbeat from the original.
And on the 4th Day of Christmas, Paramount gave to me a Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer.
Y'know how most of the time the previews before the movies really aren't that good? Well the trailers before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are all really good, so that's partically why I keep posting them. =P
On the 4th Day of Christmas we have the trailer for the new Star Trek sequel. It looks really dark, but really good at the same time. In fact when I saw The Hobbit literally everyone in the theater started cheering when this trailer started, so I'm thinking it's probably gonna be big.
- Edessa, signing off