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More about Michael D. Young:
Michael is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Western Governor's University with degrees in German, Music and Instructional Design. Though he grew up traveling the world with his military father, he now lives in Utah with his wife, Jen, and his two sons. He enjoys acting in community theater, performing and writing music, and writing both fiction and non-fiction. He played for several years with the handbell choir Bells on Temple Square and is now a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He is the author of the many books, including The Canticle Kingdom and The Last Archangel. Learn more about his work at http://www.writermike.com and http://thesongoftherighteous.com.
Though the text is my own, the melody is one that I first heard while participating in a Christmas concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It belongs to a Belgian Christmas carol, and I loved it for its cheerful sound. I couldn't find a translation of the original words, and I couldn't use the words that were used in the concert, so I wrote my own.