Songs for Epiphany

Since there are literally hundreds of Christmas songs I’d still like to profile… we’ll keep rolling with Christmas songs until Epiphany.

Now’s the time to begin choosing songs for Epiphany. Here is some terrific commentary and song suggestions for Epiphany season, from Bruce Benedict at the wonderful Cardiphonia website.

"Most churches celebrate the season of Christmas. The messages, music and decor reflect the themes, content, and traditions of the ‘season.’ In a traditional church calendar the season of ‘Epiphany’ follows Christmas (The 1st Sunday after Jan 6). Epiphany can be a wonderful tonic for the naivete and sentimentality that creeps so wholeheartedly into many of our holiday celebrations. Epiphany looks forward to the glory of the incarnation as revealing God’s light and will for his creation in Christ before all the nations of the world. Our word epiphany comes from a Greek word meaning “manifestation or appearance,” and in church history this word has become closely associated with the revelation of Christ in connection with the visit of the Magi. Here are a few songs besides the traditional carols that I have found helpful in carrying a holiday-dozed congregation into the glory of our King.”

Bruce then goes on to suggest around 20 songs, and other people suggest other songs in the Comments.

                                                       ‘Father of Lights’

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