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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What Child Is This

I love Christmas music and this is one of my favorites.  It doesn't get sung much anymore. I can still remember when we were little, my sister, Christian, singing it and bringing grown men to tears.  


1. What Child is this who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing;
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
2. Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.

Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
3. So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh,
Come peasant, king to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

Raise, raise a song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy, joy for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

I have a couple of nativities around my house at Christmas.  We keep one up at VanDyke Insurance Group all year long.  It reminds us and others who we represent and who we are.  Our receptionist, JoAnn suggested it when I was taking down the decorations one year.  She said, we should leave it up, it's so beautiful.  I think that was an idea straight from God.  People comment on it but never in a discouraging way.  Our clients think it is great.

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