Thanks to The Hermeneutic of Continuity for drawing attention to this.
A great and timeless Christmas hymn of rejoicing has been murdered by Erasure and a Yamaha keyboard.
They should be arrested for crimes against music, but...the video is great!
It is ironic that the quite beautiful video should appear in the year of the 500th anniversary of the Martin Luther's apostasy, which ushered in the Reformation, with the battered, ruinous Abbey the centre of the video's focus.
The video has also been produced during the reign of His Holiness Pope Francis, who took his name from the young man of Assisi who heard the words from the Lord, 'Francis, rebuild my Church which as you see has fallen into ruins' from the Cross of San Damiano.
Cantate Domino canticum novum. But for Heaven's sake, lose the keyboards and the 1980s drum beat!
Also, Holy Father...please lose the Ferrero Rocher ferula. It just isn't Catholic! I don't care how many Ferrero Rocher's it took to make it. It's awful!