Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Wonder

And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy,
Which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day
In the city of David a Saviour,
Which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe
Wrapped in swaddling clothes,
Lying in a manger.

Luke 2:10-12

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

O Come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

O Come, All ye Faithful*

O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O 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; Refrain

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God
In the highest; Refrain

See how the shepherds,
Summoned to his cradle,
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze;
We too will thither
Bend our joyful footsteps; Refrain

Child, for us sinners
Poor and in the manger,
We would embrace thee, with love and awe;
Who would not live thee,
Loving us so dearly? Refrain

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing; Refrain

*The text to the Carol” O Come All Ye Faithful” was originally written in Latin (“Adeste Fideles”) and was intended to be a hymn; it is attributed to John Wade, an Englishman. The music to "O Come All Ye Faithful" was composed by fellow Englishman John Reading in the early 1700s. The tune was first published in a collection known as "Cantus Diversi" in 1751. In 1841 Rev. Frederick Oakley is reputed to have worked on the familiar translation of "O Come All Ye Faithful" which replaced the older Latin lyrics "Adeste Fideles".



Flea said...


MARIA said...

Beautiful words and song. Thanks.

Merry Christmas!

noble pig said...

I sang the whole song...Happy Sunday!

Dawn said...

I love that carol, and your creche...beautiful.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

What a beautiful post. I read your comment on Maria's blog in Poland, so came on over to wish you a Merry Christmas.

CIELO said...

Very lovely post...

Merry Christmas and warm wishes from our house to yours.


Karen said...

I love thinking of each member of the Nativity in turn, wondering what they must have thought.

LadiesoftheHouse said...

What a gorgeous Nativity! Is it Lenox? Wow.

We sang this song in church Sunday--how awesome it sounded and felt with everybody praising him together, lifting our voices to the Most High King.

Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year!

kylie said...

hey debbie,
just dropping by to say hello and have a wonderful Christmas

your zany aussie mate

Mim said...

Merry Christmas
It's been good to meet you this year.
Have a wonderful day with your family