A Dickens Christmas, with John Rhys-Davies - Christmas Special
Music & the Spoken Word broadcast with John Rhys-Davies, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Orchestra at Temple Square. December 15, 2013 Broadcast Number 4396b.
"On This Merriest Christmas Day"
Composer: Mack Wilberg
Lyrics: David Warner
Luke 2 Reading
Reader: John Rhys-Davis
"A Dickens Christmas"
Music: Mack Wilberg
Text: David Warner
John Rhys-Davies reading
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.