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

2nd Sunday in Advent: O Come Emmanuel

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  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

Countdown to Christmas: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

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  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

1st Sunday in Advent: Prepare the Royal Highway

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  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