This is one of Gretchen’s favorite hymn’s that we sang here on Christmas Eve this year. The hymn is one of the oldest in our hymnals. It was written in the 5th century based on a poem written by Marcus Aurelius Clemens Prudentias. The setting of this version is the traditional a capella giving it a feel of the way music was chanted at the time.
If you are interested in more of the history behind the hymn you can click here