Wednesday, December 22, 2010


It came upon a midnight clear…

A beautiful, cloudless, starlit night –

Angels we have heard on high…

What’s that? Can you hear it? It sounds like heavenly music –

Hark, the herald angels sing…

It IS music – it’s a heavenly choir! Oh my heart, be still. What are they saying?

O holy night. O little town of Bethlehem. Away in a manger, round yon virgin mother and child…

Oh, look! A young mother who has just given birth to her first child. And it’s – it’s a boy!

What child is this…

She and her husband have called him Emmanuel – God with us. His name is Jesus –

For unto us a child is born…

Oh my, this is THE CHILD. The One prophesied from centuries ago. This is HIM – the Messiah!

Holy infant, so tender and mild…

Look at His sweet baby face. His tiny hands and feet, His soft cheeks, His precious mouth, His shining eyes –

I have no gift to bring…

I have nothing – I am poor, lowly in spirit. But He should have something from me – there must be something I can give Him.

O come, all ye faithful. Joyful and triumphant…

Yes! I can give Him my heart! I can be faithful and joyful. He is bringing my victory!

Joy to the world. The Lord is come...

The Lord of lords and King of kings has come to earth! He has brought Light to the darkness, and Life to the dying! He has brought redemption –

Oh come, let us adore Him!

Oh Lord Jesus, how I adore You. Thank you for loving me before the world began. Thank you for coming to earth, to live as one of us. Thank you for understanding what it means to be human. Thank you for dying, for sacrificing Your life – for me. Thank you, Lord – for everything –

O Holy Night...

"And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."

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  1. Sharon - I love these Christmas songs. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be O Holy Night. For years, I sang this song at Christmas and sang about Jesus. However, this past Sunday, our worship team led the congregation in this song and for the first time, I sang it in worship to Him with tears of joy and reverance running down my face.

    Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season.

  2. I'm a HUGE "O Holy Night" girl! Thanks for sharing this Sharon and I came by to wish you and yours a beautiful and blessed Christmas!

    It's been such a treat getting to know you!

    Much love!

  3. Beautiful!! Loved how you did this Sharon! I oculd listen to these Christmas songs all the time, couldn't you?

    Merry Christmas!!


  4. These are perfect. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Merry Christmas Sharon...I love the way you put things....really real. ☺

  6. I love the way you put all these together.
    Wishing you a very merry Christmas

  7. Joan - Besides "The Hallelujah Chorus," O Holy Night is also my favorite. I can just picture that moment with you last Sunday. Sometimes an "old" song just hits us in a different way. We've been singing Christmas songs in church, and for some reason, this year the WORDS are really jumping out at me - they have such deep meaning.

    Lisa - A wonderful Christmas to you and yours, too! I'm looking forward to more fun getting to know you better in 2011 - and can't wait to see what God's going to do!!

    Betty - Yes, I could listen to them all the time. I'm not a big fan of the "secular" Christmas songs so much. But, the Christian ones...oh boy!! I just can't stop humming them. Merry Christmas to you, too!

    Debby - My pleasure. It was a fun kind of thing to do!!

    Sarah - Thank you for such a thoughtful comment! It means a lot, truly. I have always admired the way you are "real" with your thoughts and feelings, too. You always speak to me, because you're honest and vulnerable...

    Lyn - Thanks!! I had fun doing this, and I'm glad that others liked it, too. Plus, now these songs are in my head all day long!!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you (and your families). I will be posting every day through the holidays - if you need a break from opening presents and eating (!!) - feel free to stop by!


  8. Oh so beautiful, Sharon!! I love love love Christmas carols and I really enjoyed reading this!

    Sharon, I hope you and your family a very Mery Christmas!

    Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  9. I can't do a Christmas carol pick 'em because I love them all!

    What I love is the order that you put these and the response to each carol or set of carols. It's like you wrote your own little cantata.

    Hmm... writing cantatas. Could that be yet another gift?

    I hope I'll be back here between now and Saturday. I'll say Merry Christmas now anyway because you just can't say it enough.

  10. Dear Sharon, I am writing to you to say "Thank you for praying for me." I love to read all your beautiful comments over at Nita's blogspot.

    Your blogspot is the BEST I have seen and read. Your creative writing is very inspirational!!! Your teachings on Christ are remarkable. I look forward to visiting here again, and again and again(smiles)!!!

    May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives. Have a wonderful Christmas!

    With love and care from Kerrie. xOx

  11. Hi Sharon -

    This made my heart sing. Yes, Amen

    Joy to the World
    O Holy Night
    Oh Come, let us adore Him...
    And the other songs that you mentioned - Yes, those are some of the greatest.

    I love how you ended this , "And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."

    Yes - Hallelujah!

  12. Carolyn - Thanks for stopping by! I'm with you - I'm not a very big fan of secular Christmas music - but the carols!! OH - such beauty. Glad you enjoyed this. I was really glad to read your latest post - sounds like your life has kept you BUSY! Have a wonderful Christmas, too!

    Debbie - Writing cantatas...maybe just a hidden talent! I'm just a treasure chest of surprises, aren't I?! HA! I really had fun doing this. The thing that amazed me was how so many of the carols seemed to "dovetail" with one another. It just goes to show you - God has a way of weaving together things that have something to do with Him. (I'm sure I'll be talking to you - but a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours, too).

    Kerrie - WELCOME! I'm so glad you stopped by. We were all very relieved to know that you were OK. Nita is such a dear soul, and encourages me so much. And it's a pleasure to meet you "through" her! Come back anytime...I LOVE company! And you are very kind - I appreciate your thoughtful comments - they mean more than you know! Have a WONDER-full Christmas.

    Sandra - Thanks, friend. The words just kinda speak for themselves, don't they? Hallelujah - And He shall reign forever and ever...

    GOD BLESS, everyone - and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to all (that sounded a little like Tiny Tim, didn't it???)


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