There Came a Message From the Sky   3 comments

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Above:  St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Calhoun, Georgia, December 23, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Danish Words by Thomas Hansen Kingo (1634-1703)

English Translation by the Reverend P. C. Paulsen (1881-1948)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/assembled-in-this-thy-house-danish-american-lutherans-1870-1962/

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1.  There came a message from the sky,

God hath the earth befriended,

His Son who dwells in heaven high,

By angel hosts attended,

Will now your flesh and blood put on

As David’s Son,

Your wretched state is ended.

2.  It first to Nazareth did come

By Gabriel expounded,

To Mary, in her humble home,

So wonderful it sounded;

O Mary, hail, thou shalt not fear,

The Lord is near,

To Thee hath grace abounded!

3.  The Holy Spirit shall to thee

His boundless power render,

Abundant shall the mercy be

From Jacob’s house be given;

He shall extend to ev’ry race

His reign of grace,

His kingdom, like a leaven.

4.  The Holy Spirit shall to thee

His boundless power render,

Abundant shall the mercy be

From Him, thy strong Defender;

This Child is therefore from above,

Whom thou shalt love

As mother kind and tender.

5.  Come, Christmas Child, and be my guest,

Give me Thy Holy Spirit,

Prepare my heart and make it blest

Forever through Thy merit,

That I at last may dwell with Thee,

Thy kingdom see,

And all its gifts inherit.

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