Thursday, December 31, 2015

SILENT NIGHT

Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber

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 Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour 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.

Silent night, holy night,
Wondrous star, lend thy light;
With the angels let us sing,
Alleluia to our King.
Christ the Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour is born.



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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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 thorns
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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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

O HOLY NIGHT

Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure (translated by John Sullivan Dwight) & Adolphe Charles Adam

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Savior'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 soul rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

Fall on your knees
Oh, hear the angel voices
Oh, night divine
Oh, night when Christ was born
Oh, night divine
Oh, night; oh, night divine

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
Here come the wise men from Orient land
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born to be our friend

Fall on your knees
Oh, hear the angel voices
Oh, night divine
Oh, night when Christ was born
Oh, night divine
Oh, night; oh, night divine

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,
Let all within us praise His holy name

Christ is the Lord
Oh, praise His name forever
His power and glory
Ever more proclaim
His power and glory
Ever more proclaim



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Friday, December 18, 2015

MARY WRAPPED A PRESENT

Author?

The snow was falling down that night
With no place to rest in sight
Soon she would bring forth a son
The inn was full so instead
He was born in a stable bed,
There His life had just begun

Oh, but how was she supposed to know
As she wrapped him in swaddling clothes
Her newborn son would be a sacrifice
Yes, He would run and laugh and play
But she knew there would come a day,
When for the world He would choose to die

Mary wrapped a present to the world,
On that first Christmas morn
When her baby was born,
Mary wrapped a present to the world

No decorated Christmas trees,
Just one bright star for all to see
The way to Bethlehem that winter night,
Many gifts they brought for Him
But a greater gift she gave to them,
For through her Son would come eternal life

Mary wrapped a present to the world,
On that first Christmas morn
When her baby was born,
Mary wrapped a present to the world



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Thursday, December 17, 2015

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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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Mark Hall, Bernie Herms, and Dale Oliver

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet their songs repeat
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men

And the bells are ringing
(Peace on earth)
Like a choir, they're singing
(Peace on earth)
In my heart I hear them
(Peace on earth)
Peace on earth, goodwill to men

And in despair, I bowed my head
There is no peace on earth I said
For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men

But the bells are ringing
(Peace on earth)
Like a choir singing
(Peace on earth)
Does anybody hear them?
(Peace on earth)
Peace on earth, goodwill to men

Then rang the bells more loud and deep
God is not dead, nor doth He sleep
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, goodwill to men

Then ringing singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men

And the bells they're ringing
(Peace on earth)
Like a choir, they're singing
(Peace on earth)
And with our hearts, we'll hear them
(Peace on earth)
Peace on earth, goodwill to men

Do you hear the bells they're ringing?
(Peace on earth)
The life the angels singing
(Peace on earth)
Open up your heart and hear them
(Peace on earth)
Peace on earth, goodwill to men

Peace on earth, Peace on earth
Peace on earth, Goodwill to men



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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

BREATH OF HEAVEN

Chris Eaton and Amy Grant

I have traveled many moonless nights
Cold and weary, with a babe inside
And I wonder what I've done
Holy Father, you have come
And chosen me now
To carry your son

I am waiting in a silent prayer
I am frightened by the load I bear
In a world as cold as stone,
Must I walk this path alone?
Be with me now
Be with me now

Breath of heaven, Hold me together
Be forever near me, Breath of heaven
Breath of heaven, Light up my darkness
Pour over me your holiness
For you are holy
Breath of heaven

Do you wonder as you watch my face
If a wiser one should have had my place
But I offer all I am For the mercy of your plan
Help me be strong
Help me be
Help me

Breath of heaven, Hold me together
Be forever near me, Breath of heaven
Breath of heaven, Light up my darkness
Pour over me your holiness
For you are holy
Breath of heaven



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Monday, December 14, 2015

BEAUTIFUL STAR OF BETHLEHEM

Adger M. Pace

O beautiful star of Bethlehem
Shining far through shadows dim
Giving the light for those who long have gone
Guiding the wise men on their way
Unto the place where Jesus lay
O beautiful star of Bethlehem
Shine on

O beautiful star the hope of life
Guiding the pilgrims through the night
Over the mountains 'til the break of dawn
Into the land of perfect day
It will give out a lovely ray
O beautiful star of Bethlehem
Shine on

O beautiful star of Bethlehem
Shine upon us until the glory dawns
Give us a lamp to light the way
Unto the land of perfect day
O beautiful star of Bethlehem
Shine on

O beautiful star the hope of grace
For the redeemed, the good and the blessed
Yonder in glory when the crown is won
Jesus is now the star divine
Brighter and brighter He will shine
O beautiful star of Bethlehem
Shine on

O beautiful star of Bethlehem
Shine upon us until the glory dawns
Give us a lamp to light the way
Unto the land of perfect day
O beautiful star of Bethlehem
Shine on



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Friday, December 11, 2015

HOLY IS THY NAME

Bill Stephen Henry

Holy is Thy Name, Holy is Thy Name
There’s no other name with that healing touch
No other name that I love as much
As Jesus, holy is Thy name

Mary first heard it spoken
So sacred, it was introduced by angels
But she did not know that hour,
Just what majesty and power
Was contained in Your name,
Sweet precious Lord

Holy is Thy Name, Holy is Thy Name
There’s no other name with that healing touch
No other name that I love as much
As Jesus, holy is Thy name



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Thursday, December 10, 2015

YOUR PRESENCE

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 9, 2015

HOW MANY KINGS

Martel/Germain

Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe after all we've projected
A child in a manger
Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliest hero, wrapped in his mothers shawl
Just a child
Is this who we've waited for?

Cause how many kings stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
How many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?

Bringing our gifts for the newborn Savior
All that we have whether costly or meek
Because we believe
Gold for His honor and frankincense for His pleasure
And myrrh for the cross He'll suffer
Do you believe, is this who we've waited for?

How many kings stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
How many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Only one did that for me

All for me
All for you
All for me
All for you

How many kings stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
How many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Only one did that for me




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Friday, December 4, 2015

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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Thursday, December 3, 2015

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



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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

JESUS IS BORN TODAY

Rodney Griffin

Prophets proclaimed it, so long ago
God sent an angel so that Mary would know
Shepherds have gathered around a cradle of hay
For Jesus is born today

Jesus is born today
Jesus is born today
Let’s lift our voices till the world hears us say
Jesus is born today, Jesus is born today

There are so many people
Who still do not know
That they have a Savior
Sent to rescue their soul
God is depending on us to proclaim
A Savior is born today

Jesus is born today
Jesus is born today
Let’s lift our voices till the world hears us say
Jesus is born today, Jesus is born today



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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HARD TRIALS WILL SOON BE OVER

Mosie Lister

My trials so hard will soon be over
I'll cross right o'er the chilly Jordan
And there somewhere in heaven's city
I'll sit me down, sit me down
I'll wear that day a crown of glory
I'll shout and tell the happy story
My hard trials will soon be over
And I shall wear a crown

Lord, I'm tired, so tired
Soon my Lord's gonna come for me
Then I'll be heaven bound
Then I'll fly to the sky
Hard trials will soon be over
And I shall wear a crown

The road I walk is often rugged
The load I bear is often heavy
But soon I know my feet shall stand
Upon higher ground, higher ground
Each tear and care I'll leave behind me
I'll shout and say goodbye to trouble
My hard trials will soon be over
And I shall wear a crown

Lord, I'm tired, so tired
Soon my Lord's gonna come for me
Then I'll be heaven bound
Then I'll fly to the sky
Hard trials will soon be over
And I shall wear a crown


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