As we draw closer to Christmas Day, I find myself thinking more and more on the amazing nature of Christ's birth. God took on human form and lived not an exalted life, but a very humble one. Born in "a lowly cattle shed" and raised far from the elite of his day, Christ walked this earth in human form not on a lark, but for our sakes so that we might be saved.
That's one reason why I have always loved this carol. The simple melody is haunting, and the words capture something of the humble circumstances in which the greatest miracle in the world was set in motion. This version is sung by the boy choir, Libera, and soloist Aled Jones.