- It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
- Joy to the World
- Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
- O Come, Let Us Adore Him
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
- Silent Night
- The First Noel
- What Child Is This
I’ve heard it said many times before, “At Christmas, people want to sing the songs they know.” This is especially true for churches. Even with all the new Christmas music that is written every year, most churches want to sing the carols that have existed for centuries.
Because of this, LifewayWorship.com has released a new project this year titled Acoustic Carols for Worship. The project was developed from a desire to offer churches new arrangements of classic carols, but with an acoustic/folk instrumentation. These arrangements can be very useful for an intimate Christmas Eve or Christmas Day service.
From an upbeat version of The First Noel, to a medieval arrangement of What Child Is This, we’ve been careful to maintain the integrity of each carol, but present them in a unique setting. We’ve also included the lesser-known Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence to introduce it to those unfamiliar with the song.
“Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
Who hath made heav’n and earth of naught,
And with His blood mankind hath bought.”
That is something I want to sing at Christmas, and I suspect you do as well. I hope this project is useful to you as you make your final selections for Christmas this year.