Yesterday evening we had our carol service. We had a few visitors and every one seemed to have a good evening of worship and fellowship. I appreciate those who took part in Scripture readings and special music. Everyone did really well! Kyle and Karen sang, "From the Squalor of a Borrowed Stable". They both sang very well, the words and the music were beautiful, really perfect for the message of the evening.
If, like me until recently, you have never seen the words, then here they are:
FROM THE SQUALOR OF A BORROWED STABLE
By the Spirit and a virgin’s faith;
To the anguish and the shame of scandal
Came the Saviour of the human race!
But the skies were filled with the praise of heaven,
Shepherds listen as the angels tell
Of the Gift of God come down to man
At the dawning of Immanuel.
King of heaven now the Friend of sinners,
Humble servant in the Father’s hands,
Filled with power and the Holy Spirit,
Filled with mercy for the broken man.
Yes, He walked my road and He felt my pain,
Joys and sorrows that I know so well;
Yet His righteous steps give me hope again –
I will follow my Immanuel!
Through the kisses of a friend’s betrayal,
He was lifted on a cruel cross;
He was punished for a world’s transgressions,
He was suffering to save the lost.
He fights for breath, He fights for me,
Loosing sinners from the claims of hell;
And with a shout our souls are free –
Death defeated by Immanuel!
Now He’s standing in the place of honour,
Crowned with glory on the highest throne,
Interceding for His own belovèd
Till His Father calls to bring them home!
Then the skies will part as the trumpet sounds
Hope of heaven or the fear of hell;
But the Bride will run to her Lover’s arms,
Giving glory to Immanuel!
I thank God for everyone who took part and worked hard to make it such an enjoyable night. I appreciate John’s hard work leading up to the evening handing out practically all of the Beacons with the invitations on his own.
God has blessed my family and I to be at Faith Baptist Church and we are so happy and content to be here. I pray God blesses each one with a great Christmas!