While Shepherds Watched…

While shepherds watched Their flocks by night All seated on the ground The angel of the Lord came down And glory shone around And glory shone around God decided to let the lowly know before the mighty that Good News was just around the corner in the Christmas story. Notice the angel didn’t show upContinue reading “While Shepherds Watched…”

Angels from the Realms of Glory

One of my all time favorite carols, this classic proclamation of the Good News beautifully covers the main players in the Christmas story. Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth; Ye who sang creation’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth: Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the newbornContinue reading “Angels from the Realms of Glory”

O Holy Night

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees!Continue reading “O Holy Night”

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

See amid the winter’s snow Born for us on earth below See the tender Lamb appears Promised from eternal years Hail, thou ever-blessed morn Hail, redemption’s happy dawn Sing through all Jerusalem Christ is born in Bethlehem I have two favorite ways I love to experience this carol. The first is to sing it live.Continue reading “See Amid the Winter’s Snow”

Rejoice & be merry

Rejoice and be merry in songs and in mirth! O praise our Redeemer; all mortals on earth! For this is the birthday of Jesus our King, Who brought us salvation, His praises we’ll sing! With the announcement of the season of Christmas, many of us first think of all the extra tasks or jobs weContinue reading “Rejoice & be merry”

The First Noel

The first Noel the angels did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay: In fields where they lay keeping their sheep On a cold winter’s night that was so deep. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel! One of my all time favorite carols, I just love theContinue reading “The First Noel”

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Ding Dong! Merrily on High in heaven the bells are ringing: Ding dong! verily the sky is riven with angel singing. Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis! One of the most awesome revelations i have ever experienced came to light when I was quite young via the song above. I had a sense/glimpse of the angels fillingContinue reading “Ding Dong Merrily on High”

Carol of the Bells

Hark! how the bells Sweet silver bells All seem to say, “Throw cares away.” Christmas is here Bringing good cheer To young and old Meek and the bold -Carol of the Bells The songs of Christmas have been playing in homes, public gatherings and over the airwaves since that first night when Jesus was born.Continue reading “Carol of the Bells”