Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Ready for Christmas!

This is our Christmas tree,rather taller than we've had before!
I marzipanned the cake this morning and will ice it later today or tomorrow( should have done this last week!)
I finished sewing Julia's spotty skirt ready to wear on Christmas day, now I can make the curtains for Phoebus and start knitting Phil's jumper.
Phil is in bed with flu-it must be bad for him to not get up, poor thing. I'm off to Sainsburys in a mo to get last bits of food.
Looking forward to Thursday.
Happy Christmas to you all.

Joy has dawned upon the world,
Promised from creation—
God's salvation now unfurled,
Hope for ev'ry nation.
Not with fanfares from above,
Not with scenes of glory,
But a humble gift of love—
Jesus born of Mary.

Sounds of wonder fill the sky
With the songs of angels
As the mighty Prince of Life
Shelters in a stable.
Hands that set each star in place,
Shaped the earth in darkness,
Cling now to a mother's breast,
Vuln'rable and helpless.

Shepherds bow before the Lamb,
Gazing at the glory;
Gifts of men from distant lands
Prophesy the story.
Gold—a King is born today,
Incense—God is with us,
Myrrh—His death will make a way,
And by His blood He'll win us.

Son of Adam, Son of heaven,
Given as a ransom;
Reconciling God and man,
Christ, our mighty champion!
What a Savior! What a Friend!
What a glorious myst'ry!
Once a babe in Bethlehem,
Now the Lord of hist'ry.

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