Merry Christmas from Penny and me!
These pictures were taken by Thabeh, sharing her home’s decorations with us,
~with a few Christmas cards and carols added by me.
O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, the silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight. For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above, While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love. O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth! And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth… – Phillip Brooks
O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem! Come and behold Him, born the King of angels; Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exaltation! O sing, all ye bright hosts of heaven above; Glory to God, all glory in the highest; Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning, Jesus, to Thee be all glory given; Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing; O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. – Latin Hymn, 18th Century
♪♫♪ “Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head…” ♪♫♪
Jesus is coming to earth again, What if it were today? Coming in power and love to reign, What if it were today? Coming to claim his chosen Bride, All the redeemed and purified, Over this whole earth scattered side, What if it were today? Glory, glory! Joy to my heart ’twill bring; Glory, glory! When we shall crown Him Kin; Glory, glory! Haste to prepare the way; Glory, glory! Jesus will come some day. ~Leila N. Morris