Sunday, December 25, 2005

CQOD: 12/25/05 -- Watts: The King of Glory sends his Son

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 25, 2005

    When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us." And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.
    -- Luke 2:15-17 (ESV)

    The King of glory sends his Son,
    To make his entrance on this earth;
    Behold the midnight bright as noon,
    And heav’nly hosts declare his birth!

    About the young Redeemer’s head,
    What wonders, and what glories meet!
    An unknown star arose, and led
    The eastern sages to his feet.

    Simeon and Anna both conspire
    The infant Savior to proclaim;
    Inward they felt the sacred fire,
    And bless’d the babe, and own’d his name.

    Let pagan hordes blaspheme aloud,
    And treat the holy child with scorn;
    Our souls adore th’ eternal God
    Who condescended to be born.
    ... Isaac Watts (1674-1748), Hymns and Spiritual Songs, book II, hymn 136 [1707]

Quiet time reflection:
    Hallelujah! and may the Lord richly bless you as we all receive Him in our hearts today.

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