We will gather twice this weekend to celebrate our Lord’s birth.
Our Christmas Eve service will be a one-hour family service at 5pm with sung worship and a Christmas message from Moyer Hubbard. We’ll gather again on Christmas morning at 9am to retell the story of God’s redemption from A to Z with the help of Caleb and Kensi Van Hook and our talented Grace musicians. We would love for you to join us for both and these would be great opportunities to invite those who don’t know Jesus.
Take a moment in the busyness of this week to sit and ponder the wonder of the incarnation through the eyes of the poet and contemporary of Shakespeare, Ben Jonson (1572-1637) and pray for these two services and all who will help to lead them.
A Hymn on the Nativity of My Savior
I sing the birth was born tonight,
The Author both of life and light;
The angels so did sound it,
And like the ravished shepherds said,
Who saw the light, and were afraid,
Yet searched, and true they found it.
The Son of God, the eternal King,
That did us all salvation bring,
And freed the soul from danger;
He whom the whole world could not take,
The Word, which heaven and earth did make,
Was now laid in a manger.
The Father’s wisdom willed it so,
The Son’s obedience knew no “No,”
Both wills were in one stature;
And as that wisdom had decreed,
The Word was now made Flesh indeed,
And took on Him our nature.
What comfort by Him do we win?
Who made Himself the Prince of sin,
To make us heirs of glory?
To see this Babe, all innocence,
A Martyr born in our defense,
Can man forget this story?
Song Link of the Week
GLORIA by Songs of Grace
Though an infant now we view Him
He shall sit on David’s throne
Gather all the nations to Him
Every knee shall then bow down