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Forgiveness is the Focus of the Choir’s New Christmas Music Video

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s new music video depicts the parable of the prodigal son and also references the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin as told in Luke 15 of the New Testament. This modern-day retelling of the biblical story of the prodigal son depicts the love of God for all of His children and will serve as a reminder to be compassionate toward and accepting of those who seek forgiveness.

The music video features “The Wexford Carol,” a song arranged by Choir director Mack Wilberg, which appears on the Choir’s latest album Hallelujah! Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis.

Lyrics

Good people all, this Christmas time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending his beloved son
With Mary holy we should pray,
To God with love this Christmas Day
To Bethlehem upon that morn,
There was a blessed Messiah born.

Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep
To whom God's angels did appear
Which put the shepherds in great fear
“Prepare and go,” the angels said
To Bethlehem, be not afraid
For there you'll find, this happy morn
A princely babe, sweet Jesus, born.

“Prepare and go,” the angels said
To Bethlehem, be not afraid
For there you'll find, this happy morn
A princely babe, sweet Jesus, born.