(2 Flt · Oboe · 2 Clar · Bsn · 2 Hn · 3 Tpt · 2 Tbn · Tuba · Timpani · Perc · Harp · Piano · Rhythm · Violin 1&2 · Viola · Cello · Bass)
In this dynamic, heartfelt Christmas musical, we hear a message of comfort, encouragement, & peace for a people longing for redemption. Inspired by the lyrics & narration of John & Audra Parker, Mark Hayes once again showcases his mastery of diverse styles, giving voice to all of God's people in singing praise. The resource's 8 choruses of familiar carols are magnificently blended with new music, drawing your congregation into the themes and mood of Child of Hope. Each chorus is followed by a compelling narrative -- complement it with a personal reflection, either in reading the included optional monologues, or as offered by a choir member or worshipper. Your church won't soon forget this meaningful Christmas experience. Receive the joy of God's great gift, the Child of Hope.(Dur: ca. 40 min.).
Contents: Overture · Savior of Light (w/O Little Town of Bethlehem) · My God Will Forever Be Strong! (w/O Holy Night) · This Is God's Way · Hope is Born (w/What Child is This?) · When Angels Fill the Sky · Shepherd's Prayer (w/First Nowell) · We Will Worship Him, Too (w/ O Come, All Ye Faithful) · Share the Joy! (w/Go, Tell it On the Mountain).