Looking Forward, Moving On

Andy Meek

I’ll have an Epiphany, please

A couple of years ago I was studying on a course when the students were asked to collaborate and produce ‘a presentation’ for the class around the theme of Advent. Well I was a bit vague on the liturgical calendar and it was all Christmas as far as I was concerned, so I wrote this song which covers Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. It’s about the visit of the Wise Men to the baby Jesus and his parents. The story is mysterious, because the Magi do not appear again in the Bible after this. For me it is a message about how people come into our lives, give us gifts and then disappear. It carries an undercurrent about bereavement, which is why the chorus reiterates “Looking forward, moving on | What’s next, ’cause we’re gone …”.

The Bible account is in Matthew 2:1-12.

And because you asked so nicely, here is a recording of me singing it.