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A Christmas cantata for SATB choir, organ, trumpet, congregation, optional children's choir and narration. Includes the following songs: O Lord, How Shall I Meet You (Cruger, Gerhardt, Winkworth); Of the Father's Love Begotten (Plainsong, Prudentius, Neale, Baker); My Spirit Glorifies the Lord (Boyd, Westra, Psalter Hymnal); Child in the Manger (Hebridean, Macdonald, McBean); Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head (American Carol); How Far is it to Bethlehem? (English traditional, Chesterton) [currently unavailable due to copyright] ; When Christ Was Born of Mary Free (English, Harleian); Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning (Harding, Heber); Christ, You are the Fullness of God (Korean folk melody, Polman); The Song of the Redeemed (Saent Saens, Revelation, I Corinthians, E. Grotenhuis); "Glad Tidings is dedicated to my wife, Eleanor, whose contribution and encouragement made an idea a reality. D.G." Performance time: 35-40 min. 49 pages.


  • Various composers
  • Arranged by Dale Grotenhuis
  • The ‘How Far Is It to Bethlehem’ segment of the cantata (pages 25-28) is not available due to copyright restrictions. Copyright to ‘How Far Is It to Bethlehem’ is currently held by Selah Publishing Company and is available from them at

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