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Christmas Carol Considerations – For Unto Us a Child Is Born – Messiah

For unto Us a Child is Born from Handel’s Messiah For unto us a Child is born (Handel's Messiah) from Jeffrey Stivers on Vimeo. Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Considerations – What Child is This? Mary did you Know?

I have chosen TWO carols for this devotion – because I believe they go hand in hand! There is a lot of music on this blog! What Child is This? 1 What Child is this, who, laid to rest, On … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Considerations – Angels we have heard on High

Angels we have heard on high, sweetly singing ore the fields “Angels We Have Heard on High” is a Christmas carol of French origin. The song commemorates the story of the birth of Jesus Christ found in the Gospel of … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Considerations – the First Noel

The First Noel The First Noel the angel did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; In fields as they lay, keeping their sheep, On a cold winter’s night that was so deep. Noel, Noel, Noel, … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols Considerations – O Holy Night

Oh Holy Night The history of Oh Holy Night The night of our dear saviours birth! 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 … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Considerations – Silent Night

Silent Night The history is simple – the beauty is timeless. 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 … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Considerations – It came upon a Midnight Clear

It Came Upon a Midnight clear The birth of Jesus was a miracle. The timing of His birth was a miracle. In fact, His lineage, His protection, His life and His death were all fulfillments of the prophecies. It came … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols Considerations – Gabriels Message

GABRIEL’S MESSAGE Alternate Titles: The Angel Gabriel The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came Words: Basque carol, paraphrased by Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) Originally based on Angelus Ad Virginem, Anonymous 13th or 14th Century Latin Music: Gabriel’s Message, a Basque carol Sheet … Continue reading

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Advent – Christmas day

Christmas Day! If using an Advent Log – light ALL of the candles! If using an Advent Wreath – Light all four candles and the Christ Candle! Read The story of Christmas: Luke 2:1-21 In those days Caesar Augustus issued … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols Considerations – O come, O come, Emmanuel

O Come O Come Emmanuel – and ransom captive Israel. That mourns in lonely exile here Until the son of God appear. This is the prayer for the savior to come. The beauty of this carol is that it speaks … Continue reading

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