My iron started leaking heavily. Ho hum.
This time, I have invested in a cordless iron. It’s fantastic. I can turn the iron in any direction I want, and I never get the ironing tangled up in the cord.
Jesus in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes. Here is ‘Tomorrow shall be my dancing day’, in an arrangement by Philip Stopford, performed in this YouTube by Ecclesium:
Wikipedia gives a fuller set of lyrics:
The Marian antiphon for Advent is Alma Redemptoris Mater. I have chosen a setting by Guillaume Dufay. (I don’t know who the singers are.)
Alma redemptoris mater,
(Fruitful mother of the Redeemer,)
The gift could be frankincense or myrrh, it is not clear. Here is Reges Tharsis by John Sheppard , sung in this YouTube by the Sixteen.
Reges Tharsis et insulae munera offerent,
reges Arabum et Saba dona
(Domino Deo) adducent.
Et adorabunt eum omnes reges terrae,
omnes gentes servient ei.
Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto.
The kings of Tarshish and the islands will offer tribute, the Kings
of Arabia will bring gifts to the Lord God; and all kings will adore
him, and all nations will serve Him.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.