Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Joy! Joy! For Christ is Born!

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What child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping?

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Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping?

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This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing,
Haste, haste, to bring him laud,
The babe the son of Mary!

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So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh;
Come peasant, king, to own him
The King of Kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone him!

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Raise, raise the song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy! Joy! For Christ is born!
The babe, the son of Mary!

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"The love that descended to Bethlehem is not the easy sympathy of an avuncular God, but a burning fire whose light chases away every shadow, floods every corner, and turns midnight to noon." 
- Watch for the Light, 2001

We have every reason to celebrate. Merry Christmas friends! 



The Nativity by Frederico Barocci (oil on canvas c. 1597)

2 comments:

  1. So true! His light truly does chase away every shadow. Merry Christmas, Cath!

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  2. Merry Christmas to you too Liz! Love your happy heart. xo

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