TRUE GIFT

Composer: John D. Horman

John retired from teaching after twenty-six years with the Montgomery County, Maryland Public School System. During his tenure with the school system, he taught general music for twenty-one years at the elementary level and five years at the secondary level, and worked extensively with choruses at both levels. He received the Broom Award for Excellence awarded by his home county for his work in composition for children. John has served Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church in Kensington, Maryland for thirty-nine years as Organist and Director of Music. He oversees three choral groups and two bell choirs. Over eighty members of the congregation participate in the music groups of the church. John's compositions are found in the catalogues… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John D. Horman (1998)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Key: E Major
Source: The Song Lingers On

Texts

On Christmas Eve We Celebrate

On Christmas Eve we celebrate,
with friends throughout the earth,
the night when angels and a star
announced the Savior's birth,
when shepherds heard the angel-songs
and wise men scanned the skies,
and mother Mary rocked her child
to hush his tiny cries.

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