Monday, December 24, 2012

Peace On Earth; Good Will To Men

It has been somewhat of a tradition for me to post the following song by Casting Crowns. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day is a song based on a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during the time of the American Civil War.
As then, so it is now that our country is living through some dark times. The bells of Christmas are a sign of hope. That Hope was born in a manger over 2000 years ago. Jesus our Hope is the greatest gift we have ever been or ever will be given.
The story behind the song and the poem can be found here.

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Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.