O Holy Night (12) - Christ Is the Lord!

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This is the final post in a twelve part devotional commentary on “O Holy Night.” See the introduction here.Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,His power and glory Evermore proclaim.His power and glory Evermore proclaim.The carol ends on a note of proclamation, its fourth . . . . Continue Reading »

O Holy Night (9) – His Law Is Love

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This is the ninth part in a twelve part devotional commentary on “O Holy Night.” See the introduction here.Truly He taught us To love one another;His law is love And His gospel is peace.God the Father did not send the Son simply to die for our sins and then abandon us to continue to live . . . . Continue Reading »

O Holy Night (8) – Behold Your King!

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This is the eighth part in a twelve part devotional commentary on “O Holy Night.” See the introduction here.He knows our need, To our weakness is no stranger,Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!Behold your King, Behold your King.Being God, Jesus obviously knows what we need. His . . . . Continue Reading »

O Holy Night (7)- Born To Be Our Friend

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This is the seventh part in a twelve part devotional commentary on “O Holy Night.” See the introduction here.The King of Kings Lay thus in lowly manger;In all our trials Born to be our friend.The King of Kings is a lofty title. I used to think of it merely as God ruling over all the . . . . Continue Reading »

O Holy Night (6)- Here Come the Wise Men

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This is the sixth part in a twelve part devotional commentary on “O Holy Night.” See the introduction here.So led by light of A star sweetly gleaming,Here come the wise men From Orient land.These two lines again point to the star over Bethlehem. But there is a subtle difference to its . . . . Continue Reading »

O Holy Night (4) - Fall On Your Knees!

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This is the fourth part in a twelve part devotional commentary on “O Holy Night.” See the introduction here.Fall on your knees! O, hear the angels’ voices!O night divine, O night when Christ was born;O night divine, O night, O night Divine There are two pictures of heavenly worship . . . . Continue Reading »