Another contribution from “jessicafischerqueen”–Silent Night sung in Irish, by Enya. Isn’t it nice to be able to celebrate Christmas without the government frowning at you? And so many of these pictures look like the jigsaw puzzles Patty and I give each other for Christmas.
Thank you, Phoebe, for being the first to request a Christmas song: Joy to the World. I don’t know who this is, performing it, but it’s beautiful, just beautiful.
Please, everybody, join in prayer for a moment.
O Lord Our God, please bless this year’s Christmas season with power to draw this troubled world to Jesus Christ her rightful king and only Savior. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Update: The hospital just called with news that Aunt Joan’s fever has gone away and her condition is now stable. Thank you all for your prayers on her behalf. She can’t talk anymore, but I’ll be sure to tell her that she’s got a lot of good people praying for her.
For the first time in eight years we have a president who will say “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Generic Holiday.” I think we should be grateful for it.
To celebrate the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh, the only begotten Son of God born into our wretched fallen world to save it, I throw open this blog to you, the readers, and your requests for Christmas music. Any music that celebrates the birth of Christ is eligible and will be posted here. Sorry, no “Santa Baby” here: real Christmas carols only.
It doesn’t matter if a song has already been posted–if you ask for it, we’ll post it. Make as many requests as you like, there’s no limit. If you’ve never requested a hymn post before, well, come on now, join in the fun.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
This is the song I woke up with this morning–Angels We Have Heard on High, performed by I don’t know who: I wish I could give him credit by name.
There are dark and evil forces strenuously at work in our time, and Christmas needs to work on our hearts all year round. Easter, too! Our weapons are spiritual, our shield is faith, our sword is the word of God.
Listen, listen, listen for the angels…
Oh! This one almost slipped right past me. But not to worry–Christmas has to work all year round.
The Carol of the Bells, sung by Libera–I dare you not to bob your head and tap your foot. Glory to God in the Highest!
I’m not quite ready to stop posting Christmas music. Christmas must live and work all the year long, in our hearts.
Patty found me this Celtic-style rendition, by Blackmore’s Night, of I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing. It ought to loosen you up pretty good.
Now I have to go to the nursing home to visit Aunt Joan, but this is the last day of the year, and I’ll have more blog posts for you.
This is the song that was in my head this morning. And this is Jars of Clay performing it.
Please join together in prayer.
O Lord Our God! Now let this Christmas work, every day throughout the year. Let it draw our hearts to Jesus Christ our King, and bind us to Him with unbreakable cords of love. In our hearts, O God, let us hear the angels sing. In Jesus’ name, amen.
If you missed it this morning when Linda posted it as a comment, here’s an ITV News report on Kaylee Rogers, the little autistic girl whose performance of Hallelujah this Christmas season has lifted spirits all over the world. We are privileged to hear it.
Linda attached a more detailed video to her comment posted earlier today under, “For Christmas: Hallelujah!”
Susan asked for this: they sang it at her church this morning–To Us a Child of Hope is Born, here sung by the congregation at the First Presbyterian OPC Church in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.
If I may, I ask for your prayers for Susan’s parents’ cat, The Judge. He’s the last of a household, Susan’s mother and father having died recently–so it would be hard for her to lose the cat, too.Father in Heaven, in Jesus’ name, please spare your servant grief. Amen.
[Oops, the video I originally selected didn’t take–don’t ask me why. So here’s another one, this one with lyrics.]
There was a lot more to Burl Ives than singing “Jimmy Crack Corn.”
This carol defies the evils of a fallen world. What more can we add to that, but “Sing Louder!”