Words: Paul Wigmore
Music: Paul Edwards
With just three three-line verses, this contemporary carol packs a lot into a small space. After a soft organ introduction and an opening line sung in unison, the choral texture blossoms into four parts as the carol’s narrator marvels at the miracle of Christmas. Hymn-writer Paul Wigmore penned the words, which were then set to music by organist and composer Paul Edwards in 2000. The result, says Matthew Steynor, director of music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Miami, is ‘chorally and aurally extremely satisfying’.