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Monday, December 16, 2013

Peace on Earth

I was at an all girls high school and every year the whole school of about 600 girls would put on a Christmas Carol Service for the public to come and listen to.

We would practice for hours every day in the months leading up to this big event.
We all had to wear white knee length dresses and have our hair neatly tied back.
 Some of the carols were sung in other languages, and there were harmonies, descants and alto's.

It really was a beautiful occasion and to this day, many, many years later, I still remember the whole of Silent Night in German and Oh Come all ye Faithful in Latin.

A recording was made of the event and every year, when we decorate our Christmas tree, I play the CD of The Collegiate Carols and take a trip down memory lane. 

We ended the carol service with a very moving hymn called "Deep Peace"....

...and it is with these words that I would like to extend best wishes to you, my wonderful readers......

Deep peace of the running wave to you....
Deep peace of the flowing air to you....
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you....
Deep peace of the shining stars to you....

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful year ahead.
Till next time
Sharon x

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  1. Beautiful lyrics, pictures, as always your turn of prose makes me feel as though I can see it in my mind.

  2. Sharon,
    What a lovely post. I might as well be tone deaf as far as singing, but I love hearing a choir sing Christmas carols. May your holiday be filled with family, friends and love.

  3. I feel calmer already...such a gorgeous post...

  4. That is wonderful. It is a shame that now some schools will not allow singing of Christmas songs because it might offend the unbelievers! How sad for this Christian nation. We must no let them take away our wonderful traditions and memories!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. What a beautiful way to celebrate Christmas, Sharon! Wishing you and yours a holiday season filled with joy, peace and lots of love!
    Warm greetings,

  6. Dear Sharon,

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and and happy, healthy New Year ahead.

    {the poem is so sweet}


  7. Sharon...what a wonderful and special way to celebrate Christmas....I hope you have a wonderful day!