Happy Easter

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But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 Wishing you and yours a Blessed Easter!

The Gate of the Year

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It’s a New Year’s Eve tradition here to publish this wonderful poem. Though many know it simply as “The Gate of the Year,” its title is actually “God Knows” and it was written in the early part of the 20th century by Minnie Louise Haskins. While the lines above are the most well-known, here it … Continued

O Holy Night

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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 appear’d and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn! Fall on your knees … Continued

Countdown to Christmas – 2

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas Let your heart be light From now on, our troubles will be out of sight Have yourself a merry little Christmas Make the Yuletide gay From now on, our troubles will be miles away Here we are as in olden days Happy golden days of yore Faithful friends who … Continued

Countdown to Christmas – 3

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Christmas time is here Happiness and cheer Fun for all that children call Their favorite time of the year Snowflakes in the air Carols everywhere Olden times and ancient rhymes Of love and dreams to share Sleigh bells in the air Beauty everywhere Yuletide by the fireside And joyful memories there Christmas time is here … Continued

Countdown to Christmas – 4

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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 ev’ry street corner you’ll hear Silver bells, silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, hear them sing Soon it will be Christmas day Strings of street lights … Continued

Countdown to Christmas – 5

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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 Text: Georg Götsch

Countdown to Christmas – 6

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Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates! Behold, the King of Glory waits; The King of kings is drawing near, The Savior of the world is here. Life and salvation He doth bring, Wherefore rejoice and gladly sing: We praise Thee, Father, now, Creator, wise art Thou! Text: Georg Weissel

Countdown to Christmas – 7

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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 For Christ is born of Mary And gathered all above While … Continued

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

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Oh come, Desire of nations, bind In one the hearts of all mankind; Oh, bid our sad divisions cease, And be yourself our King of Peace. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to you, O Israel!

Go, Tell it on the Mountain

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Down in a lowly manger Our humble Christ was born And brought us God’s Salvation, That blessed Christmas morn: Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Over the hills and everywhere; Go, Tell It On The Mountain That Jesus Christ is born.