Wednesday, December 04, 2013

December Daily: On A Day

I found this old Christmas hymn in the American Annual of Christmas Literature and Art,Volume 36, published in 1966.

 Nativity

On A Day

On a day, when men were counted,
God became the Son of Man;
That his name, in ev'ry census
 Should be entered was his plan.
God, the Lord of all Creation,
Humbly takes a creature's place;
He whose form no man has witnessed,
Has to-day a human face.

On a night, while silent shepherds
Watched their flocks upon the plain,
Came a message with its summons
Brought by song of angel train:
Lo, in Bethlehem's little village
Has arrived the Shepherd King,
And each shepherd to his Master
Must his sheep as offering bring.

When there shone the star of David
In the spangled eastern sky;
Kings arrived to pay their homage
To the Chrst, the Lord most high.
Yet not all, for lo there soundeth
Through the streets a fearful cry,
For a king who will not worship
Has decreed that Christ must die.

Yet it's Christmas, and we greet him,
Coming even now to save; 
For the Lord of our salvation
Was not captive to the grave.
Out of Egypt came the Savior
Man's Immanuel to be,
Christmas shines with Easter glory,
Glory of eternity.

Korean Hymn

Day 4 Scripture:
"Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness." ~~ Jeremiah 33:14-16 ~~
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