The chorus of Hope is nothing short of a celebration. It’s an invitation to simply join in with the angels and all of God’s children and praise Him for what He has done. Jesus the Savior was born! The music is triumphant with all sorts of different instruments accompanying our many voices united. Everything from accordion to banjo to organ, along with acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, piano, strings, harp and of course, sleigh bells! The song eventually reaches the beloved carol The First Noel as we sing “Noel Noel” repeatedly at the end. “Noel” comes from the French word “nouvelles” meaning “news”. This song is about the shepherds proclaiming the good “news” of our Savior’s birth: the message of the gospel of Jesus.
Hope (The First Noel) is a project by a handful of worship team members at Westtown Church, written primarily by Nic and Stephanie Malara. The song was produced by Peter Klett.