As we prepare our hearts and souls for Christmas




As I have been pondering what kind of Christmas greeting to send our friends all over the world, I came across a hymn in my daily Advent readings that expressed my hearts desire... and our hopes for you as well. May this time of Advent be a special time of spiritual preparation for each of you.




COME THOU LONG-EXPECTED JESUS

Come, thou long-expected Jesus
Born to set thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

Born they people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever,
Now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thing own eternal spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to thy glorious throne.

Charles Wesley

Comments

Patricia G-Bassaw said…
Thanks so much for the best wishes. I wish you a renewed desire and strength and grace for His work in the years ahead.
Charles Partey,ghana west africa said…
It's all joy hearing from you on the ocassion of christmas.My gift for you this christmas is PEACE,PEACE, AND PEACE.
May the ensuing year be better and full of God's grace even as You work in His vineyard.
God bless you
Wendy said…
Susie & Steve & I used "your" song in our Advent service last night. God bless you this Christmas & always! Love, the Bats

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