We continue to witness great songs of praise coming out as Christmas music this year. Below is a viral video from vocal band Home Free with their rendition of How Great Thou Art, on this year’s re-release of their Christmas album, Full of Cheer – The original Swedish text for “How Great Thou Art” was a poem entitled “O Store Gud” written in 1886 by a Swedish preacher, Carl Boberg, editor of the periodical Sanningsvittnet. Boberg’s inspiration for “How Great Thou Art” came from a visit to a beautiful country estate on the southeast coast of Sweden. He got caught in a midday thunderstorm with awe-inspiring moments of flashing violence, followed by a clear brilliant sun. Soon afterwards he heardRead more
Have you ever spent a Christmas away from home? Sooner or later we all do. It is an experience I wouldn’t wish on anyone. But at the same time I consider it one of those crucial life experiences. A Christmas away gives the gift of gratitude. It centers you on what is really important at Christmas. Once upon a time I was a young man. My life and its adventures took me away from home at Christmas. And I can recall well the feelings of isolation, of time lost and wasted in solitude on Christmas. And just as true I can remember a hero’s welcome when I later returned. I can recall the tears and the sense that I hadRead more
We so greatly enjoyed Home Free’s work with Kenny Rogers on his new album this year that we’ve been looking for something Christmas from them this year, too. Of course, their Christmas album cane out last year but only recently did they come out with the video below of Do You Hear What I Hear?: It doesn’t matter what your preferences are in music style. Good music is good music and Home Free is good music. They are precise, original and fun.
Country a cappella group Home Free team up with the retiring Kenny Rogers to give a fresh take on the holiday standard Children, Go Where I Send Thee. This song is featured on Roger’s new Christmas album Once Again It’s Christmas. It this is how he’s going out The Gambler is certainly doing it in style. This could be the biggest hit of this Christmas. This is pure spirited fun: