12 Days of Christmas (Songs) - Day 8: Blood Will Be Shed
The 12 Days of Christmas: A hidden catechesis for Catholics while they endured persecution in England (1558-1829). You can read more about it here. This year I will be posting a Christmas song for each day.
Day 8: Eight Maids a-Milking
The eight beatitudes are the message of the day.
Today traditionally honours the circumcision of Christ. On the eighth day He was circumcised, as was the Jewish custom. It is the day He first shed His blood.
He shed His blood to save the world. I present Good Christian Men Rejoice, as sung by the Dominican Friars. The chorus goes, "Christ was born to save. Christ was born to save."
As a bonus, my favourite song on the album, Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming: