Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Born * Advent Open House

BORN


How silently, how silently,
    The wondrous gift is given;
So God imparts to human hearts
    The blessings of His Heaven.
No ear may hear His coming,
    But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still,
    The dear Christ enters in.

O holy Child of Bethlehem,
Descend to us, we pray!
Cast out our sin and enter in,
Be born in us today.

We hear the Christmas angels,
the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel! 
Phillips Brooks
1868

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11 comments:

  1. Linda, from our home to yours, a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Christmas blessings to you, Barbara, and the lads, Andrew!

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  2. Finally a breather...I can’t image what I would do if I had a large family. Tired, soul-satisfied, full of laughter, and rejoicing that “God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven.”

    Christmas blessings rock!!!!!!!!

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    1. 23 here on Sunday, 12 from Saturday 'til this afternoon, down to just 6 of us ...

      Plenty of time to nap in the days ahead, with sweet dreams to make me smile ...

      ;-)

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    2. Oops. There's 8 'til tomorrow afternoon!!

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    3. God bless those naps. Rest up soon, friend

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    4. God bless those naps.

      That's cute, Carol. Fairly accurate, too!

      ;-}

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  3. "O come to us, abide with us,
    Our Lord Emmanuel!"
    I'm so grateful that He still comes to abide with us, in us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Linda!

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    1. Happy New Year to you, too, Lisa!

      Can you believe we're even saying this already?

      ;-}

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  4. Merry Christmas to you Linda! I pray it was a blessed and very special one! I just adore the gorgeous Christmas wreath on the old window hanging on your mantle, beautiful! Blessings and hugs :)

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    1. It was a steal at the local hardware store ... $50 marked down to $10. Who could resist?

      Happy New Year to you, Marilyn!

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Linda