Happy Epiphany from the Lutheran Ladies! To celebrate the day, Sarah’s digging into the backstories of Epiphany hymns in an all-new Hymn Sing episode.
Drawing from the results of a Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge Facebook poll to narrow and order her selections, Sarah begins her discussion with the so-called “Queen of Chorales,” Philipp Nicolai’s “O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright” (LSB 395). She then covers other beloved Epiphany lyrics, including “Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning” (LSB 400), “As With Gladness Men of Old” (LSB 397), and “Arise and Shine in Splendor” (LSB 396).
At the end of this podcast, hear “Arise and Shine in Splendor” (LSB 396), recorded at the LCMS International Center during the Epiphany of Our Lord Divine Service on January 6, 2023.
Text: Martin Opitz, 1597-1639; Tr. Gerhard Gieschen, 1899-1987, alt. Copyright: © 1941 Concordia Publishing House. Used with permission.
Music: Heinrich Isaac, c. 1450-1517. Public Domain. Improvisations by organist and performer Jacob Palmer. Used with permission.
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