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The “OLD Red Hymnal,” AKA SBH, AKA Service Book and Hymnal, was where I first encountered the lovely Christmas carol, “Love Came Down at Christmas.” The tune is a gentle Irish lullaby. The words were from a poem of, I believe, Christina Rosetti, a renowned 19th century poet. Go look it up if you’re not familiar with it. Anyhow, with this paraphrase of the Agnus Dei, I had a wonderful excuse to highlight a lovely tune.


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