There is beauty and awesomeness to be found in the old songs and hymns, especially those that were written for Advent. Singer-songwriter Aaron Shust wanted to recapture that same feeling in his Christmas album, .
“I wanted to have a song that sounded very majestic, very epic and very old.”
“My bass player, a couple of years ago, gave me for a birthday gift an old hymnal. And I was rifling through this hymnal and it didn’t even have titles of this of any of the songs. There was a children’s carol in the Advent section. I started reading through the lyrics and I thought these lyrics are incredible.”
Aaron wrote a new melody for the song and tweaked some of the lyrics at the end. A previously unnamed Christmas carol was transformed and reintroduced.