Sunday, December 1, 2013

First of Advent 2013 - Angels We Have Heard On High

Advent & Christmas, for godsgrowinggarden.comby Angie Ouellette-Tower

"In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, 'Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.' Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.' 'How will this be,' Mary asked the angel, 'since I am a virgin?' The angel answered, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.' 'I am the Lord's servant,' Mary answered. 'May it be to me as you have said.' Then the angel left her. Luke 1:26 to 38

Advent Wreath

One candle has been lit on the Advent Wreath.
Please listen to the YouTube video of this beautiful Christmas Carol below the lyrics.

Now turn with me to number 102 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Angels We Have Heard On High
Old French-English Carol
1.  Angels we have heard on high, Sweetly singing o'er the plains.  And the mountains in reply, Echoing their joyouis strains.
2. Shepherds, why this jubilee?  Why your joyous strains prolong?  What the gladsome tidings be Which inspire your heav'nly song?
3.  Come to Bethlehem, and see Him whose birth the antels sing;  Come, adore on bended knee, Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

4.  See Him in a manger laid, Whom the choirs of angels praise;  Mary, Joseph, lend your aid, While our hearts in love we raise.

in excelsis De------o    Glo----------------

ri---a     in excelsis De-----o

A special thanks to "Megan Smith" for sharing this video with us on YouTube

Second of Advent 2013 - Angels from the Realms of Glory
Third of Advent 2013 - Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
Fourth of Advent 2013 - We Three Kings of Orient Are



  1. I've always loved that song. It's really what Christmas is about isn't it?

  2. I love all these songs. Hymms are my favorite, they bring me so close to God.


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