I pray you are well, refreshed and full of Jesus!!
Today, I’d love to hear from you….
Starting this weekend, this blog will become yours for a while. I want to hear about what you are reading, your favorite passages of Scripture, your favorite Christmas carols, your family Christmas traditions…I will even ask for a picture of your Christmas tree or favorite holiday decor! (If you want to share) How FUN!
So today…let’s build our play list.
My FAVORITE Christmas carol is What Child Is This.
I love it, not because of its rhythm or tune (although both are beautiful), but because of the depth of it meaning.
Take a moment to read and reflect. Especially verse #3. Whew. Powerful.
What Child is This?
What Child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary’s lap, is sleeping
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
Why lies He in such mean estate
Where ox and lamb are feeding?
Good Christian, fear: for sinners here,
The silent Word is pleading.
Nails, spear, shall pierce Him through,
The Cross be borne, for me, for you.
Hail, hail, the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!
So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh;
Come peasant, king, to own Him.
The King of Kings salvation brings;
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.
Raise, raise, the song on high,
The Virgin sings her lullaby:
Joy, joy, for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!
Oh! The Silent Word is pleading with you today. That precious little baby. The Word of God made flesh…pleading for your heart.
It gets me every time.
So what is your favorite carol? It doesn’t have to be deep. I also love Holly Jolly Christmas. I think it is the happiest song ever written. 🙂 I wish our world could really be like that. “Say hello to friends you know and everyone you meet!”
Your turn. Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), a Facebook message, text me (if you have my cell number) or post a comment here. I will add your song to the Cup of Joe play list at the bottom of the screen. Fun!!
I’m feeling Christmas-y!
Let our loving hearts enthrone Him today.
Hey Becky!My favorite Christmas carol is the 1st and 3rd stanza of '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! Oh, hear the angel voices! O night divine, the night when Christ was born; O night, O Holy Night , O night divine! O night, O Holy Night , O night divine! Truly He taught us to love one another, His law is love and His gospel is peace. Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother. And in his name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, With all our hearts we praise His holy name. Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we, His power and glory ever more proclaim! His power and glory ever more proclaim!I just love love love it cause I love freedom and it's all about Him coming to break us free! "And in His name, all oppression shall cease!" Amen and amen!-Christine
It's not a carol, but my favorite Christmas song is "I Celebrate the Day" by Relient K ~ especially the chorus & bridge.The chorus says:And the first timeThat You opened Your eyesDid You realize that You would be my Savior?And the first breath that left Your lipsDid You know that it would change this world forever?And the bridge:And I, I celebrate the dayThat You were born to dieSo I could one day pray for You to save my life
I love Oh Holy NightFall on your knees, oh hear the angel voices. Oh night divine, oh night when Christ was born. Oh night Divine, Oh Holy night.This makes me cry EVERY TIME.
Favorite carol would be, O Holy NightOther favorite Christmas worship songs would be My Soul Magnifies & Joy to the World by Chris Tomlin….his cd "glory in the highest" is pretty fantastic though–the whole thing!My other favorite Christmas CD is Sara Groves. It is calming, relaxing and worshipful while still be Christmasy–an absolute favorite! you have to hear it! 🙂