Tuesday, December 20, 2011



With any free time I find, I'm just crocheting up a storm.  I have an afghan to finish in time for Christmas, after all.

Haven't taken any pics lately, but I've had the video camera handy.

Smiling?  You must be. {wink}

In other news:  I love Christmas music.  Actually, songs like Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas evoke nice, warm fuzzy memories, but what I truly love are Christmas hymns.  Their deep, spiritual lyrics move me.

My favorite this year seems to be O Come All Ye Faithful.  Here's what www.worldofchristmas.net has to say about it...

Written originally in Latin, 'O Come All Ye Faithful', it was penned as a hymn by an Englishman called John Wade. In Latin, it is known as 'Adeste Fideles'. Another Englishman called John Reading composed its music in early 1700s, which was first published in 'Cantus Diversi' in 1751. Rev. Frederick Oakley translated it to English in 1841.

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;
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O Come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

God of God,
Light of Light,
Lo! He abhors not the Virgin's womb:
Very God,
Begotten, not created; Refrain

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God
In the highest; Refrain

See how the shepherds,
Summoned to his cradle,
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze;
We too will thither
Bend our joyful footsteps; Refrain

Child, for us sinners
Poor and in the manger,
We would embrace thee, with love and awe;
Who would not live thee,
Loving us so dearly? Refrain

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing; Refrain

...now in flesh appearing.  Emmanuel. God with us.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. 
We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, 
who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
~John 1:14

1 comment:

Mom said...

Oh my goodness, but Aria is SO beautiful...such a perfect "princess" face!! ...and yes, I WAS smiling as I watched Kingston talking to me!!

Again, I appreciated another Chrismas hymn lesson!