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"Joy to the World"

Let every heart prepare him room.
~"Joy to the World"

Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace.
~"Silent Night"

Where meek souls will receive him, still
The dear Christ enters in.
 ~"O Little Town of Bethlehem"

Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
~"Hark! the Herald Angels Sing"

Lord, with the angels we too would rejoice;
Help us to sing with the heart and voice.
~"Far, Far Away on Judea's Plains"

"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep:
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."
~"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"

Sharing Time: What are your favorite words from the Christmas hymns?

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Anonymous said…
Quite an exercise - but a worthy one.

Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!
Born that man no more may die; born to raise the sons of earth, born to give them second birth.
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (My favorite hymn)

And in despair I bowed my head: “there is no peace on earth,” I said, “For hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth, good will to men.” Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead, nor doth he sleep, the wrong shall fail, the right prevail,with peace on earth, good will to men.”
- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Hasten the time whe, from every clime, men shall unite in the strains sublime: Glory to God, Peace on earth, goodwill to men.
- Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plains

No more will sin and sorrow grow. Nor thorns infest the ground. He'll come and make the blessings flow far as the curse was found.
- Joy to the World

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, Born this happy morning; Jesus, to thee be all glory given. Son of the Father, born the King of angels. Oh, come, let us adore him, Christ, the Lord.
- Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful

Come, adore on bended knee Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
- Angels We Have Heard on High

Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright.
- Silent Night

And our eyes at last shall see him, through his own redeeming love; For that child so dear and gentle is our Lord in heaven above, And he leads his children on to the place where He is gone.
- Once in Royal David’s City

Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay close by me forever, and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in thy tender care, and fit us for heaven to live with thee there.
- Away in a Manger

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.
- It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts the blessing of his heaven. No ear may hear his coming; but in this world of sin, where meek souls will receive him, still the dear Christ enters in.
- O Little Town of Bethlehem

And still is found, the world around, the old and hallowed sotry, and still is sung in every tongue the angels’ song of glory.
- With Wondering Awe

All glory be to God on high and on the earth be peace. Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men begin and never cease.
- While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Noel, Noel, Noel! Born is the King of Israel!
- The First Noel

Mom
Francesca said…
Thank you, Mom! You posted a lot of my favorites too. Love you.
Anonymous said…
all of them-DAD

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