On December 5, 2014 the BYU Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Rosalind Hall, released a special Christmas single as a free gift to the world. The single, “Come, Lord Jesus,” is part of a growing catalog of free hymns that the choir refers to as Set Apart – a fluid, digital album that is updated every year. You can download it here.
“Come, Lord Jesus” was originally written and composed under the direction of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection. The version performed so beautifully by the Men’s Chorus was arranged by Daniel McDavitt. Words to this beloved Mormon Christmas Carol are available here.
On December 14, 2014 the BYU Men’s Chorus released a music video, filmed in Salt Lake City, UT on Temple Square, to accompany the single. The music video tells the story of one family’s experience with the death of their infant son. Baby Rockwell was born 15 weeks early and lived 11 hours. The family discusses their feelings about the experience and how the love of Jesus Christ saw them through an incredibly difficult time and gave them hope for the future.
We here at Odes and Oracles hope you enjoy the music video as much as we do. It can be seen below.