Thursday, 1 December 2011

A Christmas Message and A Christmas Carol

I know that for many the run up to Christmas started weeks ago, but at the start of December, take some time to get back to the real meaning of Christmas -

A Christmas Message – “Who Is This Saviour?” This was preached by Pastor John Thackway on Christmas Day 2010. To listen to it please go to -

And one of my favourite Christmas Carols -

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 field abiding,
Watching o'er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing,
Yonder shines the infant light:

Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen His natal star:

Saints before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord descending
In His temple shall appear:

Sinners, wrung with true repentance,
Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,
Mercy calls you - break your chains:

(James Montgomery, 1771-1854)


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