December 24, 2005

Christmas Eve Update

The Vorlon Wife and I just returned from the Christmas Eve church service. It was nice.

I’m feeling a little bit better tonight, but I’m still looking forward to bed. I’m experiencing pain in my shoulders and legs. But this will pass, I just need to tough it out.

As a parting thought let me offer one of the songs we sang in church tonight.

O little town of Bethlehem,
how still we see thee lie;
above thy deep and dreamless sleep
the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
the everlasting light;
the hopes and fears of all the years
are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary,
and gathered all above,
while mortals sleep, the angels keep
their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars together,
proclaim the holy birth,
and praises sing to God the king,
and peace to all on earth!

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!

Posted by The Vorlon at December 24, 2005 8:31 PM