It is Christmas eve. It doesn’t really feel like it. Even though my house is warm and smells of wassail and sweet potatoes. We are getting ready to sit down to a simple dinner…..ham, sweet potatoes, spinach salad, steamed broccoli and carrots, deviled eggs. Sweet potato and apple pie for dessert. Yes, this is simple for me. Not bragging, just saying…those who know me know. LOL. We shall eat and then off to Christmas Eve Service at church.
I have been posting the not so popular versus of Christmas songs the last week on my Facebook page. But tonight I want to share my favorite in it’s entirety. Well, one of my favorites…”Mary did you know” is the other one. Hope you find some soulfulness in this song, I always do. It ALWAYS brings tears to my eyes.
O HOLY NIGHT
O Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining, it is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn…Fall on you knees, oh hear the angel voices. O night divine, the night when Christ was born; O night, O holy night, o night divine.
Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, with glowing hearts by His cradle we stand. O’er the world a star is sweetly gleaming, now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land. The King of kings lay thus lowly manger; in all our trials born to be our friends, He knows our need our weakness is no stranger, Behold your King. Before him lowly bend.
Truly He taught us to love one another, His law is love and His gospel is peace. Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother. And in His name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, with all our hearts we praise His holy name. Christ is the lord! Then ever, ever praise we, His power and glory ever more proclaim!
Tonight is supposed to snow here. I hope it is snowing when church lets out….there is always something magical about big fluffy snowflakes after Christmas Eve service. The big Christmas tree in the Daily Plaza in Chicago with its twinkling lights along the German market. Then, I know I will be in the spirit of Christmas….the birth night of my Lord.
I miss my family….I love my family. Merry Christmas through the night and everywhere you all are. LOVE XOXOXONamaste