Musical offering for the twelfth day of Christmas

January 5, 2023


Musical offering for the eleventh day of Christmas

January 4, 2023


Musical offering for the tenth day of Christmas

January 3, 2023

Green leaves all fallen, withered and dry;
Brief sunset fading, dim winter sky;
Lengthening shadows, dark closing in;
Then through the stillness, carols begin.

Oh fallen world, to you is the song;
Death holds you fast and night tarries long.
Jesus is born, your curse to destroy;
Sweet to your ears, a carol of joy.

Pale moon ascending, solemn and slow;
Cold barren hillside, shrouded in snow;
Deep, empty valley veiled by the night;
Hear angel music, hopeful and bright.

Oh fearful world, to you is the song;
Peace with your God, and pardon for wrong;
Tidings for sinners, burdened and bound,
A carol of joy, a Saviour is found.

Earth wrapped in sorrow, lift up your eyes;
Thrill to the chorus filling the skies;
Look up, sad hearted; witness God’s love;
Join in the carol swelling above.

Oh friendless world, to you is the song;
All heaven’s joy to you may belong.
You who are lonely, laden, forlorn,
Now unto you, a Saviour is born.


Musical offering for the ninth day of Christmas

January 2, 2023


Musical offering for the eighth day of Christmas

January 1, 2023


Musical offering for the seventh day of Christmas

December 31, 2022


Musical offering for the sixth day of Christmas

December 30, 2022

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story,
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth.
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds in the field abiding,
Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing,
Yonder shines the Infant Light.
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Sages, leave your contemplations;
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations,
Ye have seen His natal star.
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Saints before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear.
Though an Infant now we view Him,
He shall fill His Father’s throne;
Gather all the nations to Him,
Every knee shall then bow down.
Gloria in excelsis Deo!


Find the bells!

December 29, 2022

There are three bells in this picture. See if you can find them.

(click to enlarge)

The solution will appear in the comments section later today.


Musical offering for the fifth day of Christmas

December 29, 2022

Good people all, this Christmas time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending His beloved Son.
With Mary holy we should pray
To God with love this Christmas Day;
In Bethlehem upon that morn
There was a blessed Messiah born.

The night before that happy tide,
The noble virgin and her guide
Were long time seeking up and down
To find a lodging in the town.
But mark how all things came to pass,
From every door repelled, alas,
As was foretold, their refuge all
Was but a humble ox’s stall.

Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep,
To whom God’s angels did appear,
Which put the shepherds in great fear.
“Prepare and go,” the angel said,
“To Bethlehem, be not afraid;
For there you’ll find this happy morn
A princely Babe, sweet Jesus born.”

With thankful heart and joyful mind,
The shepherds went the Babe to find;
And as God’s angel had foretold,
They did our Saviour Christ behold.
Within a manger He was laid,
And by his side the virgin maid,
Attending on the Lord of Life
Who came on earth to end all strife.


Musical offering for the fourth day of Christmas

December 28, 2022


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