Happy Christmas!

As of the time of writing, it’s Christmas Eve. I wasn’t really sure what to write about, because there are so many things one could write about. So many things have been said about Christmas, what can be said that hasn’t already? But then I thought… hmmm…. well, why not say something which has been said by someone else already? After all, the reason they said it is because they probably had something to say (unlike me!)

So, I shall give to you the lyrics of one of my favourite hymns, which we sang at the carol service this evening. It’s an unusual Christmas carol, but it is certainly a very beautiful one. It’s based on the words to 2 Corinthians 8:9.

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So, without further ado, here it is:

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 becomes 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.

Frank Houghton (1894-1972)

So remember, this Christmas, we celebrate something that happened all for love’s sake. All for love’s sake… for us.

Happy Christmas to all my blog readers, and I shall catch up with you soon! We’re off to see my parents tomorrow, and then Phil’s parents on Wednesday, so I probably won’t update until next weekend. Au revoir…

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