Christmas Song Release: Old Testament Prophets sing “This is Our God”

 

 

In Song, the Prophets Tell of Christ

Merry Christmas!  Today’s release is “This is Our God” – an SATB anthem based on the Old Testament prophecies of the Savior’s birth and mission.  It is the 22nd song in the new musical Old Testament Records.

The Bible Text

For years I avoided listening to Handel’s Messiah because I knew that one day I’d want to use the same scriptures as the libretto for a new work.  All the scriptures included in this song will be very familiar to Bible readers:

Micah 5:2
Isaiah 9:6
Isaiah 25:9
Isaiah 40:3
Isaiah 61:1-3
Zechariah 9:9
Isaiah 50:6
Isaiah 53:4-5

The lyrics to “This is Our God” can be found on the Lyrics Page for Old Testament Records.  This is song #22 but for an understanding of how the song fits in the show, I’ve also uploaded the lyrics for song #21, “The Prophets” (the audio has not yet been release for #21.  It includes – if you can believe it – a banjo!  Stay tuned.)

Isaiah 9-6

That Orchestra!

I have obviously been influenced by the excellent work of The Orchestra at Temple Square and the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  On the first Sunday of December for the past 30+ years, I’ve made a point of listening to their Christmas Devotional.  It is the beginning of the Christmas season for me and moves me to tears every year!

Music + Inspired Words = My heart in my throat!

My thanks to the vocalists who brought these wonderful prophecies to life through song!  As they sang these words in rehearsals, I could feel the truthfulness of these ancient promises.  It was thrilling!

I hope you enjoy this Christmas song! Please feel free to share this link with others today.

Wanda Sieber
Composer
Christmas Day, 2015

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