The choir treated us to new music for some carols, and carols new to me ending with the New Year by John Rutter whom I’d heard on the radio earlier in the week. Asked where he went for his texts, he said that mostly he wrote them himself as faster than waiting for others or searching for words to fit music.
I have to admit to a tear as I listened to it. The words were simple and the setting uncomplicated. The words I particularly liked as we head into the shortest day were, ‘turn your eyes to the light’.