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Resounding Silence

Resounding Silence

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God … In him was life, and the life was the light of  men.  The light shines in the darkness …

O little town of Bethlehem

How still we see thee lie

Above the deep and dreamless sleep

The silent stars go by

Yet in thy dark streets shineth

The everlasting light …

Meteor by Jim Begley

And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered.  And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

How silently, how silently

The wondrous gift is given!

For Christ is born of Mary

And gathered all above

While mortals sleep, the angels keep

Their watch of wondering love …

Nativity by Keith Johnson

And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them … And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you:  you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”  And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is well pleased!”

We hear the Christmas angels

The great glad tidings tell …

O morning stars together

Proclaim the holy birth

And praises sing to God the King …

 

 

He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not.  He came to his own home, and his own people received him not.  But to all who received him, who believe in his name, he gave power to become children of God …

No ear may hear His coming

No eye may see his birth

No one may sing to God the King

But in this world of sin

Where meek souls will receive him still,

The dear Christ enters in …

Be It Unto Me by Liz Lemon Swindle

And the shepherds went in haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.  And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning the child; and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them … And the shepherds returned glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen …

O holy Child of Bethlehem

Descend to us, we pray

Cast out our sin and enter in

Be born to us today …

 

When they saw the star they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going in to the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshipped him.  Then opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

O come to us, abide with us

Our Lord Emmanuel

 

Angels still sing for Him.  Wise men still seek Him.  Shepherds still find him …

Merry Christmas!

 

 

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