Sunday, December 20, 2009

O Holy Night-Good Tidings of Great Joy!

So it was, that while they were there the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

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 they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joywhich 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 well be the sign to you: You will find the Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manager.

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 2:1-14