Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fellowship Community Church, Tulsa

All across the world the faithful gather to sing and pray and wait to receive the birth of the Christ child, the Messiah, the Anointed One, the lamb of God, God made man and sent to live among us.

Dost Thou in a manger lie

Words: Jean Mauburn

Dost Thou in a manger lie, who hast all created,
Stretching infant hands on high, Savior, long awaited?
If a monarch, where Thy state? Where Thy court on Thee to wait?
Royal purple where? Here no regal pomp we see;
Naught but need and penury; why thus cradled here?

“Pitying love for fallen man brought Me down thus low…
For a race deep lost in sin, came I into woe…
By this lowly birth of Mine, sinner riches shall be thine,
Matchless gifts and free; willingly this yoke I take,
And this sacrifice I make, heaping joys for thee.”

Fervent praise would I to Thee evermore be raising;
For Thy wondrous love to me Thee be ever praising.
Glory, glory be forever unto that most bounteous Giver,
And that loving Lord! Better witness to Thy worth,
Purer praise than ours on earth, angels’ songs afford.

(This is my most favorite Christmas carol, sung a Capella in beautiful four part harmony)


Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

I love that. The quiet part of Christmas is what I love the most.

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for that poem! That was so wonderful to read today! Enjoyed the nativity, too!