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A Christmas Prayer: Thank You for The Gift of All Gifts


Merry Christmas everyone!

The following Christmas prayer is  from the largely forgotten deposit of the Puritan Movement of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. They testify to the richness and color of evangelical thought and language, as well as their devotion to the Savior. They can be found in a book titled “The Valley of Vision”, by Arthur Bennet. I have included them in this blog so that others can use them in their own prayer life as a springboard to a more faithful walk with Jesus. These prayers are 200-400 years old! They were written in old English, but that should not get in the way if you don’t let it.

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Cross-Centered Christmas Worship Song: “Glory Be to God”


As one who has been responsible for leading corporate singing for years, I can attest to how frustrating it has become to find songs that are worth singing! There are many out there, but it takes time to find them. Because of this, we have started a new feature at Not For Itching Ears. Each week, we will post one worthy (at least in our opinion) worship song for you to listen to. We will post the lyrics as well as the Mp3 along with a chord chart when possible. This weeks selection is a cross-centered Christmas song called “Glory Be To God.” It is an exuberant and lyrically rich celebration of the Incarnation miracle.  Listen to it below.   After listening to it, please rate it by taking our quick poll.  You will find the poll at the bottom of this post.

 
Glory Be To God 
 

Glory be to God on high
Let peace on earth descend
God comes down before our eyes
To Bethlehem

 God invisible appears
Endless ages wrapped in years
He has come who cannot change
And Jesus is His name
 
Emptied of His majesty
He comes in human form
Being’s source begins to be
And God is born
 

All our griefs He’ll gladly share
All our sins He’ll fully bear
He will cover our disgrace
And suffer in our place

 
Let the joyful news ring out
The Prince of Peace proclaim
Lift your heart and voice to shout
Immanuel’s name
 
God has kept His promises
What a work of grace this is
Son of Mary, chosen One
The Lamb of God has come
 
Hosanna, hosanna
The Lamb of God has come
Hosanna, hosanna
He is the promised One

Glory be to God on high
Let peace on earth descend
God comes down before our eyes
To Bethlehem
 
© 2006 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI).
 
 
Words and music by Bob Kaulflin

Get the FREE  authentic chord chart Here: 

 http://www.sovereigngracestore.com/downloadFiles.aspx?key=Freef8506d24-81b1-4113-b873-257ebcfa2033

 Listen to another Cross-Centered Worship song:  Cross-Centered Worship “All I Have Is Christ”