Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of harvest home! All is safely gathered in, Ere the winter storms begin; God, our Maker, doth provide For our wants to be supplied; Come to God’s own temple, come; Raise the song of harvest home!
A lovely thought as Thanksgiving week begins: Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. –Henry Ward Beecher If you’ll be traveling for the holiday, be safe. Enjoy!
“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” ~Thomas Jefferson
Every New Year’s Eve we run this excerpt from a wonderful poem – popularly known as “The Gate of the Year” though the actual title is “God Knows.” It was written more than 100 years ago by Minnie Louise Haskins. This is the poem in its entirety: And I said to the man who stood … Continued
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 … Continued
O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight. O Little Town of Bethlehem – Verse 1 Lyrics: Phillips … Continued
Hark! the herald angels sing, Glory to the new-born King! Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled. Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With th’ angelic host proclaim, Christ is born in Bethlehem. Hark! the herald angels sing, Glory to the new-born King! Hark! The Herald … Continued
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. Still, Still, Still – Verse 1 Austrian Carol: Traditional
It came upon the midnight clear That glorious song of old From Angels playing near the earth To touch their harps of gold Peace on the earth good will to men From Heaven’s all-gracious King The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the Angels sing It Came Upon the Midnight Clear – Verse … Continued