"O Come All Ye Faithful" — girl team singing

written by

Family Farmer

posted on

December 25, 2023

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"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."  - Isaiah 9:6

 

Joyful Christmas morning, friends!

For something special this Christmas Day, the girl team at the farm wanted to sing a Christmas hymn just for you! Join us in the celebration of the Best Gift that was given to us all – the gift of Jesus!

Our singing isn't professional, I know... we just gathered around in the office at the end of a work day and did this impromptu. But it's us and it's for you... Enjoy! :)

Click on the title to play song.


O Come, All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of angels;

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

True God of true God,
Light of light eternal,
Our lowly nature He hath not abhorred;
Son of the Father,
Begotten, not created;

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above;
Glory to God…
In... the… highest;

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
Jesus, to Thee be… glory giv’n;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing:

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

~ by John Francis Wade


If you have a moment... come with me. Let's take a look at some key people whose lives were touched by the birth of the baby King Jesus. Let’s draw the curtain back and take a peek into the past...

Mary was the mother chosen by God and Joseph the father figure even though he was not the actual father. God himself was.

How special this firstborn was to Joseph and Mary! This baby was prophesied by Angel Gabriel, a special miracle of life. Joseph and Mary’s thoughts and feelings haven’t all been recorded for us but it must have been an incredibly joyful time though mixed with hurt and misunderstandings too! After all, the miracle of how Mary, as a virgin, came to be with child before they were married, was not an easy thing to explain... and an even harder thing for their friends and family to believe!

We do know that Mary had accepted this special birth as part of God's plan for her life. For earlier, at Gabriel's announcement, Mary had said these words; “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38

The wonders that surrounded Jesus’ birth were also a time of reflection for Mary. “Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:19

The Shepherds were guarding their flocks that night.


In the country one night, a group of shepherds had an astounding experience! Suddenly, the brilliant light and glory of the angels shown around them all. Their response was one that we would probably have too – they were “sore afraid”!

An angel came, bearing a wonderful message:

"Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe
wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace, good will toward men."

 

With speed, the shepherds arose and journeyed to Bethlehem, to see the fulfillment of the angel’s message. They didn’t keep the Good News quiet. No way! The Shepherds told the news both far and wide! And because of what they shared, many other people marveled, too.

May I suggest you read the full story this Christmas day? It would be a worthwhile meditation for your whole family. You'll find the story is in the Holy Bible, in the book of Luke, chapter 2: verses 1-20

 

What does this Christmas season mean to you?

Come each of you, stop and reflect... This is a joyful time, a time to remember an important baby that came to the earth. But – don’t stop there, in your time of remembering.

Journey on to the Man who lived among us, walking the same paths we walk. This same One was nailed to the cross. He carried the weight of the sins of the whole world. Move onward: for Jesus’ resurrection and ascension opened the door to new life for each of us. This sacrifice is more than our little minds can comprehend!

May this Christmas time be filled with joy and gratitude. We pray that your hearts will overflow in worship and adoration to Jesus!

"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." - Matthew 1:21

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
- John 3:16

 

Want more songs like this? Visit our blog: Food for the Soul. We answer questions about our 'plain people Christian faith' there as well. You may enjoy this one from last week titled: No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus.

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Peace and light!
~ Courtney, one of the Girl Team

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