Sunday, December 15, 2013

Advent Day 15

The third week in Advent: JOY. We are half way through the season of preparation and it is time to celebrate. The Savior is coming soon. Rejoice.

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” Luke 1: 46-49 

Mary sings for joy to the Lord as she anticipates the arrival of her son and savior.

What better way to express JOY than by this beloved Christmas song?  The lyrics are in public domain. Yay!

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n, and heav’n, and nature sing.

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

I was going to put a link to a listenable version of this song but I couldn't find one that I like.  Maybe you'll have better luck if you google "Joy to the World."

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