This year’s carol is written in memory of my great-aunt Esther Marie Gutshall Summers, who died this year just shy of her 102nd birthday.
Three years ago, I wrote an Advent introit for her. I’m not certain she knew that I had so done. But this year’s carol is a clear opportunity for me to remember her once more. I have used the text we know as the Wexford Carol and set it to a lilting melody.