The Gate of the Year

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  As we have done every New Year’s Eve for many years, we share this lovely poem with you. Written in 1908, its actual title is “God Knows.” Here it is in its entirety: And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may … Continued

Merry Christmas

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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!

Christmas Eve: Still, Still, Still

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Still, still, still One can hear the falling snow For all is hushed The world is sleeping Holy Star its vigil keeping Still, still, still One can hear the falling snow Sleep, sleep, sleep ‘Tis the eve of our Saviour’s birth The night is peaceful all around you Close your eyes Let sleep surround you … Continued

Countdown to Christmas: O Christmas Tree

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O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches In beauty green will always grow Through summer sun and winter snow. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches!

Fourth Sunday in Advent: O Come All Ye Faithful

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O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant! O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold him Born the King of Angels: O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation, Sing, all ye citizens of Heaven above! Glory to God, glory in the highest: … Continued

Countdown to Christmas: Everywhere You Go

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Everywhere you go Take a look at the five and ten, it’s glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes that glow It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Toys in every store But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be … Continued

Countdown to Christmas: Gloria in Excelsis Deo!

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Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’er the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains Gloria in excelsis Deo! Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong? What the gladsome tidings be? Which inspire your heavenly songs? Gloria in excelsis Deo! Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth … Continued

Countdown to Christmas: Angels From the Realms of Glory

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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: … Continued

Countdown to Christmas : 5 Gold Rings

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  On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 Drummers Drumming 11 Pipers Piping 10 Lords a-Leaping 9 Ladies Dancing 8 Maids a-Milking 7 Swans a-Swimming 6 Geese a-Laying 5 Gold Rings 4 Calling Birds 3 French Hens 2 Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree -Frederic Austin

Countdown to Christmas: Christmas Time in the City

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  City sidewalks, busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas Children laughing, people passing Meeting smile after smile And on every street corner you hear Silver bells, silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, Hear them ring, Soon it will be Christmas day Lyrics: Ray Evans … Continued

Third Sunday in Advent – Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

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  Come, Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free; From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in Thee. Israel’s strength and consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art; Dear desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart. Born Thy people to deliver, Born a child … Continued