Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day: O come let us adore Him



O Come, All Ye Faithful


O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant:  
Oh come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels;
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

God of God, Light of Light,
Lo, He abhors not the virgin's womb;
Very God, begotten, not created:
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels; sing in exultation!
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God in the highest!
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory given.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

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There was no other choice for my Christmas Day post but this wonderful song.  "O Come, All Ye Faithful" has it all -- and says it all.  It invites us to join with the angels in adoring and worshipping our Saviour.  It incorporates some serious theology:  that Jesus was not created by God, but WAS God in the flesh.  And it is so "joyful and triumphant."  Let us go to Bethlehem and behold Him!  I'll see you there!

Thank you for joining me on this Advent journey.*  May you and your family and friends have a wonderful celebration of the birth of Jesus:  Emmanuel, God With Us.

 Merry Christmas!
from Jeannie, Richard, Allison, and Jonathan 
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(My apologies to the many wonderful songs that I just didn't have enough days to include:  As With Gladness Men of Old, Angels We Have Heard On High, Angels From the Realms of Glory, Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming, The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came, Wexford Carol, While Shepherds Watched their Flocks, The First Nowell, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Mary's Boy Child, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, We Three Kings, Do You Hear What I Hear?, The Friendly Beasts, See Amid the Winter's Snow .......)

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