|This anthem has several unique features. The text is that of the incarnation and makes its point by asking questions of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. Joseph is sometimes forgotten in the Christmas story and it is noteworthy that he is included in this text. The repeating refrain gives the anthem an attractive balance and a natural form. The piece is scored SAB voices; however, it may be effectively sung by unison voices (children or adults).
Composer: Hal H. Hopson
Text Author: Hal H. Hopson
Season: Christmas; Epiphany
Lectionary: Year A - Epiphany - Third Sunday after Epiphany; Year A - Christmas - Proper 1; Year B - Christmas - Proper 1; Year C - Christmas - Proper 1
Scripture: Isaiah 9