I don’t know why this song is played on their Christmas album. It’s obviously a Hallowmas/Halloween song. This time of year is when, traditionally, apprentices and other poor people would go from house to house begging coins or soul cakes (sound familiar). In return they promised to pray for deceased loved ones on All Soul’s day.
I’ll be making soul cakes today and remember those that have gone before.
Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace. Amen.