|12/14/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Angels from The Realms of Glory|
“The earth has grown old with its
burden of care
But at Christmas it always is young,
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
And its soul full of music breaks the air,
When the song of angels is sung.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This now seems to be one of our more obscure Christmas carols, especially featuring this tune. I wonder why that is?
BONUS #1 - Angels From The Realms Of Glory - Pipe Organ - Hi-Fi Hymn Book
BONUS #2 - Angels From The Realms Of Glory - Annie Lennox, 2010
BONUS #3 - Angels From The Realms Of Glory - Carson Newman University and Knoxville Choral Society, Dr. Eric Thorson conducting, Dan Forrest, piano, at the Tennessee Theater, November 16, 2014
|"Angels from the Realms of Glory" is a
Christmas carol written by Scottish poet
It was first printed in the
Sheffield Iris on
Christmas Eve 1816, though it only began to be sung in churches
after its 1825 reprinting in the Montgomery collection
The Christian Psalmist and in the
Religious Tract Society's
The Christmas Box or New Year's Gift.
Before 1928, the hymn was sung to a variety of tunes, including "Regent Square", "Lewes" by John Randall, and "Wildersmouth" or "Feniton Court" by Edward Hopkins. In the United States, the hymn is today most commonly sung to the tune of "Regent Square" by Henry Smart. In the United Kingdom, however, the hymn came to be sung to the French carol tune "Iris" (Les anges dans nos campagnes, the tune used for "Angels We Have Heard on High") after this setting was published in the Oxford Book of Carols. Sometimes the "Gloria in excelsis Deo" refrain is sung in place of Montgomery's original lyric: "Come and worship Christ the new-born King". On A Christmas Cornucopia, Annie Lennox sings this song but substitutes "Gloria in excelsis Deo" for the "Come and worship Christ the new-born King" refrain. Paul Poulton recorded a rock version of this song on his Grooves 4 Scrooge album.
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/14/18:
| I visited the
amazing Mr. Sidney Wolinsky, P.A. again recently (he who snatched
my husband, Haul Party, back from the certain jaws of death this fall).
One would think I haven't had medical care in years, which is hardly the
Having already established on November 15 that my life-long asthma had morphed all the way to COPD, I had an EKG and heard the results of my lab work drawn on November 27. It seems my thyroid is still nicely under control, I have no autoimmune issues, and my heart, liver, and kidneys are fine, but the arthritis I thought was just osteo is actually rheumatoid, plus I have gout - WHAT?!? - and high cholesterol, so he prescribed set me up with Lincare for a nebulizer, plus prescribed two more meds for the gout and cholesterol, all of which arrived yesterday. I strongly suspect one of those two is making me drowsy, which is roughly akin to anesthetizing a slug, but thar ya go.
He also recommended me to see an ophthalmologist, Sheel Patel, M.D., to check on my growing cataracts, and I'll be seeing him on the afternoon of Friday, December 28.
Maybe Mr. Wolinsky's mad skills will turn me back into a functioning human being again after these last four non-functioning years. Now stop that crazy cackling, and allow me a Christmas miracle fantasy!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND Buster Vest ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
16 - Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA;
17 - Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;
18 - James Strickland ('57);
19 - Durwood Adams ('57) AND The late Suzie Bauz ('63) (d. 11/03/14);
20 - Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC;
21 - Ray Stinnette ('63) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 14, 1939 -
Soviet Union was expelled from the
League of Nations for invading
December 14, 1941 -
Japan signed a
treaty of alliance with
December 14, 1999 - U.S. and German negotiators agreed to establish a $5.2 billion fund for Nazi-era slave and forced laborers.
|THIS DAY IN 1968:|
|Friday, December 14, 1968 - Author Kelley Armstrong was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.|
|“Here is something
more than a babe in a manger; here is the creator of all that is good
and beautiful. I have looked at majestic mountains rising high against
the blue sky and thought of Jesus, the creator of heaven and earth. I
have stood on the sand of an island in the Pacific and watched the dawn
rise like thunder--a ball of gold surrounded by clouds of pink and white
and purple--and thought of Jesus, the Word by whom all things were made
and without whom was not anything made that was made. I have seen a
beautiful child--bright-eyed, innocent, loving, and trusting--and
marveled at the majesty and miracle of creation. What then shall we do
with Jesus who is called Christ?”
B. Hinckley, December, 1983
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/14/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/13/18,
As you wonder about what you are going to
"get" for Christmas this year, how about instead ponder all the
wonderful joys that you already have first. Then you'll be much
more satisfied with anything you receive and you'll focus more
on the giving than the getting. If we live in America, we are so
much more fortunate than most people in the world and we need to
be thankful for that. Smile, be happy and let the love pour out
of your heart. That will indeed mean you are having a Merry
Thank you, Jimmy!
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 12/13/18:
|Thank you, Santa Jim!|
From My Friend, Holly, (then) of NC -12/13/15:
|AMEN! Thank you, Holly!|
“ A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
(b. 14 Aug 1945)
BONUS WINTER CROCHET PATTERN: