Light the World – A Musical Primer

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Jeff Borders

Jeff Borders

Some incredible Latter-day Saint musicians are using the Light the World campaign to share goodness and embrace others in the spirit of Christ,

It’s December, which means it is almost time for the Light The World campaign of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

This year, the Church has invited us to engage throughout the month of December, by participating in different ways each week.

  • Week 1:  Light The World
  • Week 2: Light Your Community
  • Week 3: Light Your Family
  • Week 4: Light Your Faith

Sharing the light through music

I’ve made no secret of my love for music, and I’m excited that as part of the campaign, Latter-day Saint musicians and singers are already releasing great Christmas-focused content for you to share. The Church has invited us to share these uplifting videos using the hashtag #lighttheworld. So share them! I’ve embedded a few below.

Gentri decided to start small (pun intended) with their stirring rendition of “Little Drummer Boy.”

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square decided to go big, however, bringing in the demi-god himself, yeah, even Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) to lead a beautiful video set to Mack Wilberg’s arrangement of “Silent Night.”

Yahosh Bonner just released an original Christmas song “Who do you love?”, partnering with singer Missy Lynn, and composer/pianist Shaun Burrows. “Who do you love?” is a song about forgiveness, love, and service.

Meanwhile, the sisters of Redhead Express, Kendra, LaRae, Alisa, and Meghan, found themselves up in my neck of the woods filming in Sandpoint Idaho, for their folk/county/rock rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”

Unless you’re a Grinch-like person who thinks Christmas music should only be played on Christmas day, there’s sure to be something uplifting and entertaining to enjoy and share this Christmas season.

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