A Blessing for Christmas Eve

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1 May you hear the angels singing
once again this holy night,
May you hurry with the shepherds
to behold the wondrous sight
of the Christ who lies, a baby,
in a manger filled with straw.
May you kneel down with the shepherds,
know their wonder and their awe.

2 May you go and tell your neighbors
that the Promised One has come
for the poor, the sick, and homeless,
for the stranger, everyone!
As you celebrate together
this amazing gift of grace,
may you follow Christ’s example
and the way of love embrace.


Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #2

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: May you hear the angels sings
Title: A Blessing for Christmas Eve
Original Language: English
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2010)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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