Love Came Down at Christmas (Celebrating God's Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love). Composed by Joel Raney. For SATB choir, piano (with optional orchestra). Cantatas. Advent, Christmas. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.65-2063L).
Love is the central theme of Christmas. The incarnation story tells us that God so loved the world that he came to earth as a Baby, and that love is creatively illustrated in this compelling Christmas work by Joel Raney. The versatile format of this cantata allows it to be performed in its entirety in a single worship setting, or it may be presented around the four traditional themes of hope, peace, joy, and love throughout the Advent season. A rich tapestry of original and familiar melodies, diverse musical styles, accessible choral settings, and engaging accompaniment options combine to ensure a rich and meaningful Christmas worship experience for your congregation. Performance time: approximately 30 minutes.