It Won’t Be Too Long Now

Sweden | 2012

{monday melodies} a song to start your week

I have always found Christmas Eve to be both somber and giddy. Alfred Delp‘s quote seems particularly fitting for today; and somehow holds the weight of that serious joy.

A few years ago, my friend, Isaac Anderson, wrote a Christmas song — It Won’t Be Too Long Now — which also carries that festive gravitas. This song sticks with you — even builds and grows in you. The words are few, but the message they carry is more than enough.

Another friend, Mike Crawford, recorded a version of this song. » Hear it here. «
I often listen to it on repeat, even beyond Christmas time.

Because it bears repeating…

what’s your favourite Christmas song?

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  1. Ali | Gimme Some Oven — December 25, 2012 @ 3:14 am (#)

    One of my favorite, favorite songs. So grateful that hope lives.

    • bet — January 7th, 2013 @ 9:57 pm


  2. Melody Harris — December 27, 2012 @ 8:48 am (#)

    Love that song! Always made me happy when we’d sing it at church. :)

    • bet — January 7th, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

      it’s definitely even better live. :)