“Pat-a-pan” is a French Christmas carol originally written in the dialect of Burgundy, and later adapted into English. The song was written by Bernard de La Monnoye (1641–1728) and tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ from the perspective of shepherds playing simple instruments such as flutes and drums. In this enjoyable video, Mormon pop singer, and former American Idol, David Archuleta performs a lively rendition of Pat-a-Pan with Celtic singer, Orla Fallon.
“Like the shepherds of old, we need to say in our hearts, “Let us see this thing which is come to pass!” We need to desire it in our hearts. Let us see the Holy One of Israel in the manger, in the temple, on the mount, and on the cross. Like the shepherds, let us glorify and praise God for these tidings of great joy!” – President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Can We See The Christ?, 2010