Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (Isaiah 60:1-3)
Father in Heaven, this day we proclaim that Light has entered the world, Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. Bless this Christmas Day of 2017 and give it extraordinary power, all throughout the coming year, to draw our hearts to Jesus Christ, our only Savior and our King, the Son of God. You see how we need Him! Bring forth that day, O Lord our God, when every knee shall bow to Jesus Christ, and every tongue confess Him lord: in Jesus’ name, amen.
(Hymn: Light of the World by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band)
Requested by “thewhiterabbit,” Hark! The Herald Angels Sing–I hope you like this rendition by Amy Grant.
Charles Wesley published the lyrics to this Christmas hymn back in 1739, and Felix Mendelssohn composed the familiar melody 100 years later.
Would you believe we used to be allowed to sing this in… school?
I hope you don’t mind my posting this again–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. If there’s another hymn you’d like to see today, just tell me and I’ll post it. But this somehow puts me in the arms of Jesus Christ my savior, and that is a good place to be.
Amazing Love, by Charles Wesley–we’ve posted it before as And Can It Be–has much to teach us about God’s love, and salvation in and by Jesus Christ Our Lord. And this is the Altar of Praise Chorale praising God with no musical instrument but their voices.
I hope nobody minds my posting this hymn again–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, sung here by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.
And the whole multitude sought to touch him, for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all. (Luke 6:19)
He healed them all. Our Lord Jesus Christ healed them all.
I found this hymn by Charles Wesley posted on the Ezekiel Countdown blog yesterday (highly recommended: http://ezekielcountdown.com), and wished to use it here. This rendition is by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, in 18th century style.
Christ’s soldiers had better arise. We’ve got our work cut out for us.
Here’s a Charles Wesley hymn I haven’t heard before: Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.
For newcomers to this blog, we like to start each blogging day with a hymn, and we take requests. So if you have a favorite hymn or worship song you’d like to see posted here, just let us know.
Okay, there’s nobody out there cursing or fighting just now, the cats are fed, and now let our souls be lit by Jesus Christ Our Lord, the Light of the World–the true Light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world (John 1:9). This is the Light the darkness can’t put out–not even the darkness of this evil age.
Written by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.
Today’s hymn, And Can It Be, by Charles Wesley, is performed in its original 18th century style by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.
“And can it be that I should gain/ An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Turn up the volume on this one–O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, by Charles Wesley. And read the lyrics: Wesley’s lyrics are always teaching, always bringing out treasure from the Scriptures.