Jesus is the Light of the World

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Jesus is the Light of the World

On a clear night, many many years ago
Two weary strangers moving slow
Were looking for a place to stay

But there was no place
Though they traveled many miles
So Mary being great with Child
Lay down on the sweet smelling hay

And then a bright light fell from Heaven
As a special star shone bright
And three wise men from a foreign land
Came to worship Him that night

And in the clear night
You could hear the Angels sing
Praises to the newborn King
Jesus is the light of the world

And the Angels heralding the Holy Birth
Were singing peace to men on earth
Unto you is born a Son

And the shepherds
Though they had their flocks to tend
Journeyed unto Bethlehem
To behold the Holy One

And then the Boy grew up to be a Man
Come to set the captives free
Come to heal the sick and raise the dead
And to cause the blind to see

And the best part
Is even though He’s gone away
He’ll be coming back someday
Jesus is the light of the world

And the best part
Is even though He’s gone away
He’ll be coming back someday
Jesus is the light of the world
Jesus is the light of the world

Read more: Charlie Daniels Band – Jesus Is The Light Of The World Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Words & Music : Charlie Daniels

The people had long been expecting their Messiah, this is true.  But when he came he wasn’t anything like what they expected.  In fact, they did not recognize him.  But one thing was true.  He was light, the light of the world.

~deil~

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

I heard the bells on Christmas Day, 
Their old familiar carols play.  
And wild and sweet the words repeat 
Of peace on earth goodwill to men

And in despair I bowed my head, 
“There is no peace on earth,” I said.  
“For hate is strong and mocks the song 
Of peace on earth goodwill to men.”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep; 
“God is not dead, not doth He sleep; 
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail, 
With peace on earth goodwill to men.

Words:  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1864
Music: Jean Baptiste Calkin, 1872

Amen!

Timely words for today’s world.  As we enter this Christmas season all of the old, familiar songs, movies, activities will come round.  It’s all very familiar.  For many, over the past few weeks, the world they live in has been filled with despair, for there is no peace on earth.  Hate is strong and flowing in all directions at the same time.  Even among those who follow Christ there seems to more and more fear and hate creeping in, wafting in and out of the the nooks and crannies of faith and family.

But God is not dead and he’s not sleeping on the world.  It may be hard to see but wrong will fail, evil will be defeated and death will die.  Right will overcome wrong; good will overcome evil; life will overcome death.

Peace is the common thread through it all.  In the midst of turmoil there can be peace.  At the same time peace is the thing for which we continually strive.

~deil~

Jesus is the Light of the World

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Jesus is the Light of the World

On a clear night, many many years ago
Two weary strangers moving slow
Were looking for a place to stay

But there was no place
Though they traveled many miles
So Mary being great with Child
Lay down on the sweet smelling hay

And then a bright light fell from Heaven
As a special star shone bright
And three wise men from a foreign land
Came to worship Him that night

And in the clear night
You could hear the Angels sing
Praises to the newborn King
Jesus is the light of the world

And the Angels heralding the Holy Birth
Were singing peace to men on earth
Unto you is born a Son

And the shepherds
Though they had their flocks to tend
Journeyed unto Bethlehem
To behold the Holy One

And then the Boy grew up to be a Man
Come to set the captives free
Come to heal the sick and raise the dead
And to cause the blind to see

And the best part
Is even though He’s gone away
He’ll be coming back someday
Jesus is the light of the world

And the best part
Is even though He’s gone away
He’ll be coming back someday
Jesus is the light of the world
Jesus is the light of the world

Read more: Charlie Daniels Band – Jesus Is The Light Of The World Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Words & Music : Charlie Daniels

The people had long been expecting their Messiah, this is true.  But when he came he wasn’t anything like what they expected.  In fact, they did not recognize him.  But one thing was true.  He was light, the light of the world.

~deil~

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

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Photo credit: gleangenie from morguefile.com

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

I heard the bells on Christmas Day, 
Their old familiar carols play.  
And wild and sweet the words repeat 
Of peace on earth goodwill to men

And in despair I bowed my head, 
“There is no peace on earth,” I said.  
“For hate is strong and mocks the song 
Of peace on earth goodwill to men.”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep; 
“God is not dead, not doth He sleep; 
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail, 
With peace on earth goodwill to men.

Words:  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1864
Music: Jean Baptiste Calkin, 1872

Amen!

Timely words for today’s world.  As we enter this Christmas season all of the old, familiar songs, movies, activities will come round.  It’s all very familiar.  For many, over the past few weeks, the world they live in has been filled with despair, for there is no peace on earth.  Hate is strong and flowing in all directions at the same time.  Even among those who follow Christ there seems to more and more fear and hate creeping in, wafting in and out of the the nooks and crannies of faith and family.

But God is not dead and he’s not sleeping on the world.  It may be hard to see but wrong will fail, evil will be defeated and death will die.  Right will overcome wrong; good will overcome evil; life will overcome death.

Peace is the common thread through it all.  In the midst of turmoil there can be peace.  At the same time peace is the thing for which we continually strive.

~deil~