Preserving the Good – 31 Christmas Carols/Silent Night

Silent Night, Holy Night—Today I reread a few paragraphs of one of my favorite sermons by Charles Spurgeon. I also began watching a documentary on Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Reading Spurgeon’s words, listening to the actual preaching of Lloyd-Jones, brings ‘the nearness of eternity’ just a little closer. The words of Martyn Lloyd-Jones are so appropriate for the days we are living in now.

The Christian is a man who can be certain about the ultimate even when he is most uncertain about the immediate.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Nativity – Benjamin West (1738-1820)

“And when the Lord Jesus has become your peace, remember, there is another thing: good will towards men. Do not try to keep Christmas without good will towards men.” ~C.H. Spurgeon

SILENT NIGHT Composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
‘Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight!
Glories stream from heaven afar;
Heavenly hosts sing Al-le-lu-ia!
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born!

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, oh, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth

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