Sing De Chorus, Clap Yuh Han’

It is time to celebrate the end of another year! 2015 has been a year of changes, challenges and accomplishments. Yet, we are still alive and we have lots to be grateful for! Thank you for journeying with us through the year 2015.

We share with you a 2011 rendition on steelpan, by UWI Panoridim Steel Orchestra, of the Jamaican Carol Sing De Chorus, Clap Yuh Han’.  This song was composed by Noel Dexter, a noted musician and composer, a  Director of Music at UWI, Mona, for some 35 years, and the 2013 recipient of the Doctor of Laws, honoris causa  of The UWI. It captures the message of the Yuletide season, with its  Christian message of Hope, Peace and Love, in the rhythms of the Caribbean.

The lyrics are as follows:

Sing de chorus, clap your hand 
Beat de Congo, pl  ay de pan
Spread de news to all the land
That Jesus is born
Jesus de Saviour is born

Do you know de story
How de King of glory
Came to earth a Baby born in a manger
But de worl’ then did not know
That ’twas God on earth below
And treat the Son of God on earth like a stranger.

O great God above us
Truly, you do love us
Your cords of love around us no one can sever
May we always do your loving heart
Sing your praise and glorify you forever.

Do you know de story
How de King of Glory
Came to earth a Baby born in a manger
But de worl’ then did not know
That ’twas God on earth below
And treat the Son of God on earth like a stranger.

May this Joy, Peace and Hope be yours!

CLICK LINK FOR : Sing De Chorus, Clap Yuh Han’, Panoridim Steel Orchestra

Xmas-Card-2015

 

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One thought on “Sing De Chorus, Clap Yuh Han’

  1. UWIMuseum says:

    Reblogged this on UWI Museum and commented:
    More music for the holidays! : Thanks to our colleagues at the University Archives for posting this Christmas gift of music; a very regional holiday rendition by the UWI’s Panoridim Steel Orchestra!

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