Merry Christmas!

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(and yes, someday I will get a camera instead of using the dinky one on my laptop, but hey, it works!)

HAIL King! hail King! blessed is He! blessed is He!
Hail King! hail King! blessed is He! blessed is He!
Hail King! hail King! blessed is He, the King of whom we sing,
All hail! let there be joy!

This night is the eve of the great Nativity,
Born is the Son of Mary the Virgin,
The soles of His feet have reached the earth,

The Son of glory down from on high,
Heaven and earth glowed to Him,
All hail! let there be joy!

The peace of earth to Him, the joy of heaven to Him,

Behold His feet have reached the world;
The homage of a King be His, the welcome of a Lamb be His,
King all victorious, Lamb all glorious,
Earth and ocean illumed to Him,
All hail! let there be joy!

The mountains glowed to Him, the plains glowed to Him,
The voice of the waves with the song of the strand,
Announcing to us that Christ is born,
Son of the King of kings from the land of salvation;

Shone the sun on the mountains high to Him,
All hail! let there be joy!

Shone to Him the earth and sphere together,
God the Lord has opened a Door;
Son of Mary Virgin, hasten Thou to help me,
Thou Christ of hope, Thou Door of joy,
Golden Sun of hill and mountain,
All hail! let there be joy!

-Carmina Gadelica

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2 responses to “Merry Christmas!

  1. I’m reading favorite blogs while the pumpkin pie is in the oven (and before the ham must go in). I was up coughing all night, which led to sleeping too late… but that is okay, it is only the three of us.

    Well, four if you count Sasha but she had her Christmas nummies early and she has settled in for a long Winter’s nap on the sofa.

    Stephanie has already sent pictures of the grandchildren opening their gifts. Technology is a wonderful thing at times. 🙂

    Wishing your entire family a very merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our very best Gift. You are among the small group we consider Very Special People.

  2. Debbie in MI

    Merry Christmas, Sarah!

    I appreciate reading the poem at the end of my Christmas celebration. You always help me to stop and reflect on what is truly important. To be still and celebrate “the Gift” of Jesus Christ.

    I had a wonderful time at my family party of 34 singing carols, reading the Christmas story in the Bible with the different generations all together, exchanging gifts, and eating too much food. Now it’s time for exercise, healthier eating, and lots of water. I wanted to take a walk outdoors this morning but it is a sheet of ice here.

    Thank you for the time you put in to your blog. Know that there are a lot of us out here that treasure your work.

    May God bless you with his grace, peace, joy, and health this coming year.

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