Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This song ...

... sung so beautifully in church week before last by Amy and Albert, is part of the music in our home and in my head these days:
O Savior of our fallen race,
O brightness of the Father's face,
O Son who shared the Father's might
Before the world knew day or night,
O Jesus, very light of light,
Our constant star in sin's deep night,
Now hear the prayers your people pray
Throughout the world this holy day.
Remember Lord of life and grace,
How once to save our fallen race
You put our human vesture on
And came to us as Mary's son.
For from the Father's throne you came
His banished children to reclaim,
And earth and sea and sky revere
The love of Him who sent you here.
O Christ, Redeemer, virgin-born,
Let songs of praise Your name adorn,
And with the Father we adore
And Holy Spirit evermore!
You came downYou came downTo a stable and a manger,Not a kingdom or a crown.
You can listen to it here.

The moon breaking through, on an early morning walk last week

*anonymous (6th century in Latin as "Christe Redemptor Omniam") translated by Gilbert Doan, chorus (it italics) by Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips

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