My Christmas Eve was blessed by two worship services.
In both, two old carols included verses new to me, refreshing like light from the manger.
This verse from “O Come All Ye Faithful”:
Child, for us sinners poor and in the manger,
We would embrace thee with love and awe;
Who would not love thee, loving us so dearly?
This verse from “In Bleak Midwinter”:
Heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain;
Heav’n and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign;
In the bleak midwinter a stable sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
May the child’s light shine on you this Christmas Day!