NOEL

“The First Noel, the Angels did sayWas to certain poor shepherds in fields as they layIn fields where they lay keeping their sheepOn a cold winter’s night that was so deep.Noel, Noel, Noel, NoelBorn is the King of Israel!” The First Noel “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch overContinue reading “NOEL”

THE TRIUMPH OF THE SKIES

“Hark the herald angels sing“Glory to the newborn King!Peace on earth and mercy mildGod and sinners reconciled”Joyful, all ye nations riseJoin the triumph of the skiesWith the angelic host proclaim:“Christ is born in Bethlehem”Hark! The herald angels sing“Glory to the newborn King!” Hark! The Herald Angels Sing “Let the wise listen and add to theirContinue reading “THE TRIUMPH OF THE SKIES”

HEAR THE BELLS

“And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth,” I said;  “For hate is strong, and mocks the song of peace on earth, goodwill to men!”  Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God’s not dead, nor doth He sleep;  The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, With peace onContinue reading “HEAR THE BELLS”

LET NOTHING YOU DISMAY

“God rest ye merry gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember Christ our Savior Was born on Christmas Day To save us all from Satan’s pow’r When we were gone astray Oh tidings of comfort and joy Comfort and joy Oh tidings of comfort and joy” God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen “Do not be anxious aboutContinue reading “LET NOTHING YOU DISMAY”

PERFECT LIGHT

“O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light.” ~ We Three Kings “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the lightContinue reading “PERFECT LIGHT”

THE CHRIST THORN

“The holly bears a prickle, As sharp as any thorn, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ On Christmas Day in the morn. The holly bears a bark, As bitter as any gall, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ For to redeem us all.” –  The Holly and the Ivy “And the soldiers twisted together aContinue reading “THE CHRIST THORN”

First Monday of Advent: FINDING PEACE

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,  he refreshes my soul.” Psalm 23:1-3 I heard on the radio the other day a survey which showed that more people do not like listening to Christmas music than those who do.  The majorityContinue reading “First Monday of Advent: FINDING PEACE”