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
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
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
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Still, still, still, One can hear the falling snow. For all is hushed, The world is sleeping, Holy Star it’s vigil keeping. Still, still, still, One can hear the falling snow. ~Traditional Austrian Carol
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here, Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to … Continued
It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious song of old, From angels bending 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. Still through the cloven skies they come … Continued
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Prepare the royal highway; The King of kings is near! Let ev’ry hill and valley A level road appear! Then greet the king of glory Foretold in sacred story: Oh, … Continued
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!
Many congregations and service organizations like to recognize volunteers as the calendar year comes to a close. Are you planning on doing so next month? If you’re looking for a tangible way to convey thanks, take a look at our collections of personalized appreciation plaques. There are dozens of designs from which to choose, and … Continued
Come and see what God has done… Psalm 66:5 Death Valley National Park is immense (it’s the largest park outside of Alaska) and remote. The sand dunes at Mesquite Flat are not the largest in the park, but they’re the easiest to get to. Covering a wide expanse, the curved lines and rippled ridges are … Continued