Light/Breezes

Light/Breezes
SUNRISE AT DEATH VALLEY-Photo by Tom Cochrun

Saturday, December 24, 2011

THE WEEKENDER :) NOEL

GIFTS
I'm my dad's son never more than at Christmas.
Sentimental, romantic, hopeful and appreciative.
Loved ones, be they family or friends and life itself are blessings to savor. So are the words of others.


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"Maybe Christmas," he thought,
"doesn't come from a store. 
Maybe Christmas...perhaps
means a little more."
Theodor Seuss Geisel THE GRINCH
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A CHRISTMAS STORY
In 1847 a French parish priest asked a wine
merchant to write a carol to be sung
at Christmas.  Placide Cappeau
penned what is one of the season's
most beautiful.
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;

It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our Friend!
He knows our need—to our weakness is no stranger.
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!
Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!

O Holy Night, words: Placide Cappeau, 1847(Minuit, chr├ętiens, c’est l’heure solennelle);English singing rendition by John Sullivan Dwight (1812-1893).
Music: Adolphe C. Adam (1803-1856).

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A STOCKING STUFFER
And this is delightful

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"May you have warmth in your igloo
oil in your lamp and peace in your heart."
Eskimo Proverb


MERRY CHRISTMAS
See you down the trail.


1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas to you to. Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday.

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