Wednesday, December 19, 2012

IMAGINE A KING


Mervyn Warren & Hallerin Hilton Hill
Revised by Dana Rongione


Mary and Joseph always believed
That their little Baby was special indeed
And He could grow up to be anything,
But who would imagine a King?

A shepherd or teacher is what He could be,
Or maybe a fisherman out on the sea,
Or maybe a carpenter building things,
But who would imagine a King?

It was so clear when the wise men arrived,
And the angels were singing Your name
That the world would be different 'cause You are alive
That's why Heaven stood still to proclaim.

One day, Jesus came to earth for you and me
To pay sin's awful debt on an old rugged tree
And to think that someone would die just for me,
But who would imagine a King?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR


Edmund H. Sears 

It came upon a midnight clear, 
That glorious song of old, 
From angels bending near the earth, 
To touch their harps of gold; 
“Peace on the earth, good will to men, 
From Heaven’s 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 over its Babel sounds 
The blessed angels sing. 

Yet with the woes of sin and strife 
The world has suffered long; 
Beneath the angel strain have rolled 
Two thousand years of wrong; 
And man, at war with man, hears not 
The love-song which they bring; 
O hush the noise, ye men of strife 
And hear the angels sing. 

And 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. 
O rest beside the weary road, 
And hear the angels sing!

For lo! the days are hastening on, 
By prophet-bards foretold, 
When with the ever circling years 
Comes round the age of gold; 
When peace shall over all the earth 
Its ancient splendors bring, 
And the whole world send back the song 
Which now the angels sing.

Monday, December 17, 2012

JOY TO THE WORLD


Isaac Watts

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ANGELS FROM THE REALMS OF GLORY


James Montgomery 

Angels, from the realms of glory, 
Wing your flight o'er all the earth; 
Ye, who sang creation's story, 
Now proclaim Messiah's birth. 

Come and worship! Come and worship! 
Worship Christ the newborn King! 

Shepherds, in the fields abiding, 
Watching o'er your flocks by night, 
God with man is now residing 
Yonder shines the infant Light.

Come and worship! Come and worship! 
Worship Christ the newborn King! 

Sages, leave your contemplations, 
Brighter visions beam afar; 
Seek the great Desire of nations, 
Ye have seen his natal star. 

Come and worship! Come and worship! 
Worship Christ the newborn King! 

All creation, join in praising 
God, the Father, Spirit, Son, 
Evermore your voices raising 
To the eternal Three in One. 

Come and worship! Come and worship! 
Worship Christ the newborn King!