The Gift of Love is a collection of Nine Lessons and Carols following the traditional "Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols" format first established in 1918 at King's College, Cambridge. The Gift of Love is inspired by Old Testament prophecy, the writings of the apostle John, and lessons that feature poetry from John Milton, Edward Bolten, and Valsa George.
The Gift of Love, written by David Bedenbaugh and Ryan Pagels, celebrates the story of mankind’s fall and redemption through the gift of God’s Son, the Christ child born in Bethlehem. With music and text that portray Christ’s birth and eventual sacrifice, Ocala composer’s Ryan Pagels and David Bedenbaugh lead us through the well-beloved story of the transforming love that came to us one long ago Christmas morning.
Recorded at Countryside Presbyterian Church, Ocala, FL, December 17, 2017
Last Updated: 16 January 2018