Sunday, December 25, 2011

For Unto Us A Child is Born

It's Christmas Day!

We celebrate the Birth of Christ.

Music is a large part of this celebration. Even the angels sang to announce and celebrate his birth.

Some of my favourite Christmas music is from Handel's Messiah. I particularly enjoy the upbeat version presented in the album Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration. These renditions of Handel's most famous work are full of an energy that I'm positive Handel would approve of.

Here are two numbers from that album: For Unto Us a Child is Born, and Glory to God in the Highest.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

For unto us a Child is born, 
Unto us a Son is given; 
And the government will be upon His shoulder. 
And His name will be called 
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, 
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
Isaiah 9:6

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “ Glory to God in the highest,  And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
 Luke 2: 8-14

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