Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/25/17

The Merriest of Christmases to ALL! Ryan and I are listening to Christmas music for the last time this year. Even though we’ve listened to different versions of the same Christmas songs over and over again, we’ve come to embrace them and are a bit sad that they’re going away…for now. We will, however, keep celebrating the birth of Jesus throughout the year, because that fact never loses its place in our hearts or gets old. Celebrate each day you’re alive, and make sure to let others know that the birth of Christ is for them to embrace and celebrate as well.

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!

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