Saturday, December 27, 2003
Music of the Day Dan Kantor's "Night of Silence" is worthy hymn and a worthy addition to the Christmas musical firmament, even if has become a tad commercialized. It wasn't the first "partner song" for Silent Night, and it won't be the last. But it's one of the best. The text tells a story, putting the singers in the place of those who longed for a Messiah. Our memories fill in the details, if you let them, and bring extra meaning to the words, "voice in the distance, call in the night" suggestive of angels, and the allusion to Revelation 21:23 in "star unknowing of night and day," Christ the light in the New Jerusalem.