I almost didn’t record “Hark The Herald Angels Sing.” Let’s face it: this carol has been done to death – and worse, my arrangement seemed a little silly. So I considered dropping it from my song list.
And then, a memory; when I was a kid, for some reason the line “pleased as man with men to dwell” had always made me think of the phrase “pleased as punch.” And suddenly, I decided that my goofy version of “Hark” was actually okay. I realize that there’s no logic to this; I just felt, intuitively, that it worked. And now, it’s one of my favorite tracks on the record. Funny how that works . . .
“For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” (Colossians 1:19-20)
Not frivolous subject matter, to be sure. Listen for yourself below – and let me know what you think!