Saturday, December 25, 2010

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

"It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, goodwill to men
From heavens all gracious King!"
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing."

"Still through the cloven skies they come,
With peaceful wings unfurled;
And still their heavenly music floats
O'er all the weary world:
Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wing,
And ever o'er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing."

"O ye beneath life's crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow;
Look now, for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing;
Oh rest beside the weary road
And hear the angels sing."

"For lo! the days are hastening on,
By prophets seen of old,
When with the ever-circling years
Shall come the time foretold,
When the new heaven and earth shall own
The Prince of Peace, their King,
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing."
~ Edmund Hamilton Sears (words)

May we all find the true meaning of Christmas in our hearts and homes during this holiday season; and may the joy of knowing Him shine through us as a light to the world in the days and years to come. From our home to yours... have a blessed Christmas.

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kenju said...

A beautiful post, SRP. I wish the same to you and your family!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Merry Christmas!! I love the way the light has changed your reflections. and the way your light has made this blog just glow over the past year!

Sandra said...

these are ALL very, very special and beautiful. the nativity is abolutly wonderful. i have not seen one like this. I love it.

Beverly said...

And He is the light!  I know that you are having a wonderful Christmas with your family. 

kenju said...

I can't believe you got more snow than we did! Your cars weren't in the garage?  That is too bad. I hope that you can get it dug out and get to the airport in time for her flight. Be safe!!

I have decided to keep the decorations up at least until the 8th, when our friends come for dinner, and that only gives me nine days to get them down and put away and get the house cleaned again before book club meets here. Ai-Ai-ai!!

Col said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and the very best in the New Year.

colleen said...

Each is like a Christmas card.  They really touch on the spirit of this season.

Michelle said... favorite Christmas carol...and to you and yours a very Merry Christmas....Rambling Woods

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