Today's hymn is Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabelle! For the longest time I did not like this Christmas hymn, but over the years it has slowly grown on me =)
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabelle! was written in the Provence region of France around 1553. It wasn't translated into English until sometime in the 1700's. According to Wikipedia, this hymn wasn't originally written for Christmas, but rather for French nobility.