Christmas: O Come Let Us Adore Him, Christ the Lord

 Christmas is Here! Christ the Lord is Born Today “And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger” (Luke 2:12) Rejoice and be glad! Sing, choirs of Angels, Read More …

Saturday, Third Week Advent: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Christmas Eve is tomorrow! It came upon a midnight clear. One day, over two thousand years ago for a split second a star shone over Bethlehem and there was Peace on Earth. The news of his birth had been predicted. Read More …

Friday, Third Week Advent: Words to Away in a Manger Tell a Story

The Words to Away in A Manger Celebrate a Humble Birth of Baby Jesus. The Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus was born not in a castle, not in a palace, but a lowly stable. The birth of the Baby Read More …

Thursday, Third Week Advent: Once in Royal Davids City, Words to a Kings Processional

What Starts in a Shed, Becomes our Lord in Heaven This is truly a traditional church Christmas hymn. It starts off slow and solemn and builds majestically to the last chorus as we welcome the birth of the baby Jesus. It Read More …

Wednesday, Third Week Advent: Joy to the World! Hymn of Christmas Coming

Joy to the WORLD! Hymn of Christmas coming announces the Prince of Peace! My favorite memory of Christmas is when I played Joy to the World during Christmas Eve service with my son and daughter as part of small church orchestra. This was a one-time event. My son was a Read More …

Monday, Third Week Advent: Words to God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman Give Comfort

Comfort and Joy Tidings of Comfort and joy! It’s a Christmas carol, but the word to God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman is also a theme for Advent. Listen to the word of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman by Pentatonix and really Read More …

Sunday, Third Week Advent: 3rd Sunday Advent Joy and Blessings

Blessing in the 3rd Sunday of Advent The third Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete Sunday. It’s when the Pink Candle of Advent is lit. Just like I described in my Advent colors post and yesterday this is a day Read More …

Saturday, Second Week Advent: Pink Candle of Advent

Time to Light the Pink Candle of Advent!! What does that mean?!!  It means Christmas is getting closer!! Hurry, get ready. Is your tree decorated, are the cookies baked? Are the presents wrapped? The pink candle of Advent is about Read More …

Friday, Second Week Advent: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus Hymn

Come Thou Expected Jesus to the Earth The Advent hymn, “Oh Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” pleads for the baby Jesus to set thy people free. Free us from our fears and sin. During this Christmas season, we don’t want Read More …

Thursday, 2nd Week Advent: Music and Lyrics, Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Pentatonix: Hark the Herald Angels Sing By now you know I LOVE Christmas carols and Christmas music of all kinds. I’m also a fan of the acapella music group Pentatonix. I also play piano during Advent and Lenten services on Wednesday Read More …