Musings of an Anglican/Episcopal Priest

Month: December 2009

Merry Christmas

Thou who wast rich beyond all splendour,

All for love’s sake becamest poor;
Thrones for a manger didst surrender,
Sapphire-paved courts for stable floor.
Thou who wast rich beyond all splendour,
All for love’s sake becamest poor.

Thou who art God beyond all praising,
All for love’s sake becamest man;
Stooping so low, but sinners raising
Heavenwards by thine eternal plan.
Thou who art God beyond all praising,
All for love’s sake becamest man.

Thou who art love beyond all telling,
Saviour and King, we worship thee.
Emmanuel, within us dwelling,
Make us what thou wouldst have us be.
Thou who art love beyond all telling,
Saviour and King, we worship thee

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Hymn on the Nativity

Our Lady of the New Advent

.Our Lady of the New Advent.

Joyous were to-day the Watchers, that the Wakeful came to wake us!  Who would pass this night in slumber, in which all the world was watching?  Since Adam brought into the world the sleep of death by sins, the Wakeful came down that he might awake us from the deep sleep of sin.

–Ephraim the Syrian, Hymns on the Nativity

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