Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”
Luke 2:15

“Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella” was written in the 17th Century in France and translated into English sometime in the 18th Century.

This is the traditional carol of “gathering” for the Christmas Eve Midnight mass in the Provence region of France. Children often dress as shepherds and milkmaids and carry torches and candles as they walk to church.

It makes Christmas Eve very special for those children.

Christmas Moments II is a series on the True Man Podcast.

On each episode in the series, Ed Blonski shares a devotional story about a Christmas song. You’ll then hear an original arrangement by Richard Souther.

The stories come from the book Christmas Moments II – An Epic Journey of Biblical Proportion. You can purchase a paperback copy here (and you’ll get a Kindle version for free!).

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