Hush song

Written By:
Sunil Chandy
Bible Refs: Matt 2:16-18
Lectionary Weeks: Epiphany of the Lord (Year A), Epiphany of the Lord (Year B), Epiphany of the Lord (Year C)

This bluesy lament reflects the dissonant aspect of the Christmas season - the "massacre of the innocents" ordered by Herod (Matt 2:16-18). This is traditionally reflected upon on the 28th December, but you could also include it on Epiphany (when the set reading focuses more on the Wise Men).

Sunil's recording is below, but ideally you could have this performed by a solo singer. If you have a choir there is also a choral part in the PDF sheet music.


Sunil Chandy is a composer, arranger and transcriber as well as a multi-instrumentalist musician whose first love is the bass guitar. He has performed in bands in the U.S., the U.K. and India, across genres from Rock, & Metal to Jazz and Indian Classical fusion. He has been music director in a church and a university, and now runs

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