Wednesday, December 31, 2014

O COME, O COME, EMMANUEL

Author Unknown

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o'er the grave
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times did'st give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.



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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

MARY, DID YOU KNOW?

Mark Lowry

Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy
Has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered
Will soon deliver you.

Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy
Has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby,
You have kissed the face of God.

The blind will see, the deaf will hear
And the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak
The praises of the Lamb.

Mary did you know that your baby boy
Is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy
Is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding
is the great I AM.


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Monday, December 29, 2014

I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT

Robert Sterling and Chris Machen
 
I was a seeker for light in a dark world,
I looked for truth but settled for lies.
I had been blinded, I couldn't see
Till the Star in Bethlehem's sky opened my eyes.

I have seen the Light shining in the darkness,
Bursting through the shadows, delivering the dawn.
I have seen the Light whose holy name is Jesus,
His kingdom is forever; He reigns on Heaven's throne!

There in a manger, an innocent baby;
Who could believe He was the One;
I can believe it, I know it's true;
He changed my life; He is the light; He is God's Son!

I have seen the Light shining in the darkness,
Bursting through the shadows, delivering the dawn.
I have seen the Light whose holy name is Jesus,
His kingdom is forever; He reigns on Heaven's throne!
We must tell the world what we`ve seen today in Bethlehem!
He`s the promised King; we bow down and worship Him!
Worship Christ The King!

I have seen the Light shining in the darkness,
Bursting through the shadows, delivering the dawn.
I have seen the Light whose holy name is Jesus,
His kingdom is forever; He reigns on Heaven's throne!



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Friday, December 19, 2014

GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN

Author Unknown

God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

In Bethlehem, in Israel,
This blessed Babe was born
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn
The which His Mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

From God our Heavenly Father
A blessed Angel came;
And unto certain Shepherds
Brought tidings of the same:
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by Name.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

"Fear not then," said the Angel,
"Let nothing you affright,
This day is born a Saviour
Of a pure Virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in Him
From Satan's power and might."
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

The shepherds at those tidings
Rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding
In tempest, storm and wind:
And went to Bethlehem straightway
The Son of God to find.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

And when they came to Bethlehem
Where our dear Saviour lay,
They found Him in a manger,
Where oxen feed on hay;
His Mother Mary kneeling down,
Unto the Lord did pray.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
All other doth deface.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy



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Thursday, December 18, 2014

I WANT YOUR PRESENCE FOR CHRISTMAS

 Author Unknown

In the busy Christmas noise,
All the light, the bells, the toys,
I have found You are the only source
Of comfort and joy.

Lord, I want Your presence for Christmas.
I want Your presence for Christmas.
I long to feel Your spirit speaking peace to my heart.
Of all the gifts I may receive,
There’s only one I really need.
And it’s Your presence,
Your presence for Christmas.

When this holiday is through,
And the year is fresh and new,
What will linger are the moments spent,
My Lord, just worshiping You.

Lord, I want Your presence for Christmas.
I want Your presence for Christmas.
I long to feel Your spirit speaking peace to my heart.
Of all the gifts I may receive,
There’s only one I really need.
And it’s Your presence,
Your presence for Christmas.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A STRANGE WAY TO SAVE THE WORLD

Dave Clark, Don Koch, Mark Harris

I’m sure he must have been surprised
At where this road had taken him
'Cause never in a million lives
Would he have dreamed of Bethlehem
And standing at the manger
He saw with his own eyes
The message from the angel come to life
And Joseph said

"Why me? I’m just a simple man of trade
Why Him with all the rulers in the world?
Why here inside this stable filled with hay?
Why her? She’s just an ordinary girl
Now I’m not one to second guess
What angels have to say,
But this is such a strange way
To save the world."

To think of how it could have been
If Jesus had come as He deserved
There would have been no Bethlehem
No lowly shepherds at His birth
But Joseph knew the reason
Love had to reach so far
And as he held the Savior in his arms
He must have thought

"Why me? I’m just a simple man of trade
Why Him with all the rulers in the world?
Why here inside this stable filled with hay?
Why her? She’s just an ordinary girl
Now I’m not one to second guess
What angels have to say,
But this is such a strange way
To save the world."



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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WELCOME TO OUR WORLD

Chris Rice

Tears are falling, hearts are breaking
How we need to hear from God
You've been promised, we've been waiting
Welcome, Holy Child
Welcome, Holy Child

Hope that You don't mind our manger
How I wish we would have known
But long-awaited Holy Stranger
Make Yourself at home
Please make Yourself at home

 Bring Your peace into our violence
Bid our hungry souls be filled
Word now breaking Heaven's silence
Welcome to our world
Welcome to our world

Fragile fingers sent to heal us
Tender brow prepared for thorn
Tiny heart whose blood will save us
Unto us is born
Unto us is born

So wrap our injured flesh around You
Breathe our air and walk our sod
Rob our sin and make us holy
Perfect Son of God
Perfect Son of God
Welcome to our world



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Friday, December 12, 2014

THE GIFT

Stephanie Davis

He was born in Bethlehem they say,
There was a star to light the path to where He lay.
Rich or poor they came from far and near,
'Cause they’d all heard the reason He was here.

He was the Son God sent to one and all.
Put on this earth to hang there on that cross.
Born to die so we could live.
He had the birthday, we got the gift.

They wrapped him up with gentle hands.
God hoped the world would understand.
Eternal life we shall receive,
And all that He asks in return is that we just believe.

He was the Son God sent to one and all.
Put on this earth to hang there on that cross.
Born to die so we could live.
He had the birthday, we got the gift.

There’s no way in this world we could repay
The miracle He gave us on that day.

He was the Son God sent to one and all,
Put on this earth to hang there on that cross,
Born to die so we could live.
He had the birthday, we got the gift.

On our Savior’s birthday, we got the gift.



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Thursday, December 11, 2014

ONLY GOD WOULD THINK OF THAT

Phyllis McCraw & Shannon Childress

Who would seek the King of Kings
In a cattle stall?
Who would seek a tiny baby
On a bed of straw?
A choir of angels to announce
That Christ the Lord had come at last?
Only God would think of that.

Only God would send a babe
To save the world that He had made.
Nothing could be stranger
Than a Savior in a manger.
Who would think of such a plan?
No ordinary, mortal man.
Only God would think of that.

They sought Him in Jerusalem
In the temple square.
They searched for Him in Herod's court,
But Jesus was not there.
They did not even think to ask
The shepherds what had come to pass
'Cause only God would think of that.

Only God would send a babe
To save the world that He had made.
Nothing could be stranger
Than a Savior in a manger.
Who would think of such a plan?
No ordinary, mortal man.
Only God would think of that.

Who would have dreamed?
Who would have thought
His plan would lead from a crib
To a cross?

Only God would send a babe
To save the world that He had made.
Nothing could be stranger
Than a Savior in a manger.
Who would think of such a plan?
No ordinary, mortal man.
Only God would think of that.



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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING

Tim Nichols, Craig Michael Wiseman, Kimberly Karyann Wiseman

Teenage girl, much too young
Unprepared for what's to come
A baby changes everything
Not a ring on her hand
All her dreams and all her plans
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything

The man she loves she's never touched
How will she keep his trust?
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything

And she cries!
Ooh, she cries
Ooh, oh

She has to leave, go far away
Heaven knows she can't stay
A baby changes everything
She can feel He's coming soon
There's no place, there's no room
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything

And she cries!
And she cries!
Oh, she cries

Shepherds all gather 'round
Up above the star shines down
A baby changes everything
Choir of angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything
Everything, everything, everything

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

My whole life has turned around
I was lost but now I'm found
A baby changes everything, yeah
A baby changes everything




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Monday, December 8, 2014

HOPE HAS HANDS (aka Grace Has a Face)

Phil Cross

In search of a child they travel so far
Led by a star to a place of joy
Now the wise men tell a beautiful story
Describing the glory of a baby boy

Hope has hands
Freedom has feet
Truth will stand
The word will speak
The holy and lowly will finally embrace
For love has a heartbeat
And grace has a face

Compassion has a tear
Joy has a laughter
And here ever after peace has a smile
Redemption’s blood has veins to flow in
A temple to glow in
Light is a child

Hope has hands
Freedom has feet
Truth will stand the world will sleep
The holy and lowly will finally embrace
For love has a heartbeat
And grace has a face



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Friday, December 5, 2014

SILENT NIGHT

Joseph Mohr 

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Savior is born
Christ, the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth "


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Thursday, December 4, 2014

JOSEPH'S LULLABY

Bart Millard and Brown Bannister

Go to sleep, my son
This manger for your bed
You have a long road before You
Rest Your little head

Can You feel the weight of Your glory?
Do You understand the price
Or does the Father guard Your heart for now
So You can sleep tonight?

Go to sleep, my son
Go and chase Your dreams
This world can wait for one more moment
Go and sleep in peace

I believe the glory of Heaven
Is lying in my arms tonight
But Lord, I ask that He for just this moment
Simply be my child

Go to sleep, my son
Baby, close Your eyes
Soon enough You'll save the day
But for now, dear child of mine
Oh, my Jesus, sleep tight




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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

O HOLY NIGHT


Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure 

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 soul 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! 

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, 
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand. 
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming, 
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land. 
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger; 
In all our trials born to be our friend. 

He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger, 
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend! 
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend! 

Truly He taught us to love one another, 
His law is love and His gospel is peace. 
Chains shall He 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!


(For an excellent article on the story behind this song, check out "The Well of Christmas Despair" on Lynn Mosher's blog.)



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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A LITTLE PEACE ON EARTH


Twila LaBar, Joel Lindsey

Lately I've been praying for a little peace on earth
The kind the angels sang about the starry night of Jesus' birth
And don't it seem like lately this old world is going wild
And we could all sure use a taste of mercy mild
So I'm praying for all it's worth for a little peace on earth

It's hard to imagine a silent night in a busy world that never seems to sleep
But when I close my eyes and think of Bethlehem's Child
Then I realize just what we really need

Lately I've been praying for a little peace on earth
The kind the angels sang about the starry night of Jesus' birth
And don't it seem like lately this old world is going wild
And we could all sure use a taste of mercy mild
So I'm praying for all it's worth for a little peace on earth

I hear a church bell ringing in the distance
And faith wells up in me like a child
I bow my head and ask the Lord, "This Christmas
Could you help us get along for just awhile?"

Lately I've been praying for a little peace on earth
The kind the angels sang about the starry night of Jesus' birth
And don't it seem like lately this old world is going wild
And we could all sure use a taste of mercy mild
So I'm praying for all it's worth for a little peace on earth




If you're struggling to find peace in the midst of this Christmas season, here's an uplifting article that offers a list of encouraging Bible verses and quotes.



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Monday, December 1, 2014

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

Mark Hall

Oh, little town of Bethlehem
Looks like another silent night
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
A giant star lights up the sky
And while you're lying in the dark
There shines an everlasting light
For the King has left His throne
And is sleeping in a manger tonight
Tonight

Oh, Bethlehem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
For God became a man
And stepped into your world today
Oh, Bethlehem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

Oh, little town of Jerusalem
Looks like another silent night
The Father gave His only Son
The Way, the Truth, the Life had come
But there was no room for Him in the world He came to save
Jerusalem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
The Savior of the world is dying on your cross today
Jerusalem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

United States of America
Looks like another silent night
As we're sung to sleep by philosophies
That save the trees and kill the children
And while we're lying in the dark
There's a shout heard 'cross the eastern sky
For the Bridegroom has returned
And has carried His bride away in the night
In the night
America, what will we miss while we are sleeping
Will Jesus come again
And leave us slumbering where we lay
America, will we go down in history
As a nation with no room for its King
Will we be sleeping
Will we be sleeping



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Friday, November 28, 2014

THANK HIM FOR THE MIRACLE

Mosie Lister

Once because of my own thinking
I was lost and I was sinking, oh, so low
Living down in the darkness of my mind
Where the righteous do not go
Till the day I fully realized
That God could deliver me and more
Raise me up to higher heights and give me joy
I’d never had before

And I thank Him for the miracle
That brought me from the wrong to the right
The miracle that saved me that brought me
From the darkness to the light
And I thank Him for the never-ending song
Of joy I sing
And I thank Him for the miracle that made me
A Child of the King

In the darkness of my soul
I felt a longing just to trust in His embrace
And I said, “Lord can I love You,
Can I hope to ever look upon Your face?”
Then I took Him at His word
That said believe in Me and you will never fall
Believe in Me and you will be
As if you’d never strayed away at all

And I thank Him for the miracle
That brought me from the wrong to the right
The miracle that saved me that brought me
From the darkness to the light
And I thank Him for the never-ending song
Of joy I sing
And I thank Him for the miracle that made me
A Child of the King




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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I WANNA BE THE ONE

Rodney Griffin

Ten lonely lepers were crying
"Jesus, have mercy on me."
Ten lonely lepers were dying
"Master, come set us free."
Jesus reached out and healed them
Nine went on their way
But one returned to the Master
It seemed he had something to say

I want to be the one who came back to Jesus
With a humble heart and a thankful spirit
I want to be the one who walks the narrow way
Even though the crowd turns the other way
I want to thank the Lord for taking of His time
Give Him all the praise, unlike the other nine
Out of ten who felt His touch,
If only one returns His love,
I wanna be the one

Jesus has healed so many
Broken spirits down through the years
He's given hope to the weary
Joy in exchange for tears
Now is our turn to thank Him
Let us take the time
Like that lonely leper who praised Him
I don't want to be like the nine

I want to be the one who came back to Jesus
With a humble heart and a thankful spirit
I want to be the one who walks the narrow way
Even though the crowd turns the other way
I want to thank the Lord for taking of His time
Give Him all the praise, unlike the other nine
Out of ten who felt His touch,
If only one returns His love,
I wanna be the one




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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS

Sheri Easter and Aaron Wilburn

When you want sunshine to brighten up your day,
But you find the clouds rain on your parade;
Don't forget somewhere someone you may not know
Is thanking God for a rain to make the crops grow. 

In everything give thanks, with all your heart give praise,
For the Lord we serve will never let you down.
In everything give thanks, with all your heart believe
That the Lord can take a circumstance and turn it all around.

When troubles trouble you, and you think life's not fair,
When you need someone, and there's no one there;
Remember all the times that you feel alone
Are the times He'll use to make you strong

In everything give thanks, with all your heart give praise,
For the Lord we serve will never let you down.
In everything give thanks, with all your heart believe
That the Lord can take a circumstance and turn it all around.



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