Songs of Christmas – Day 24

Merry Christmas Eve everyone. I love Christmas Eve. In our family, we have always gathered on Christmas Eve to eat and exchange gifts and I look forward to doing that again this year at my cousin’s house.  I wish all of you a Christmas filled with joy and laughter and most of all, remembrance that Jesus came as a little baby, but he didn’t stay a baby. He grew up and he went to a cross willingly, to die for sinners like you and me.

In honor of Christmas Eve, I would like to share my favorite song of anticipation. Brandon Heath’s The Night Before Christmas is so beautiful and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. (You can listen to it here.)

The Night Before Christmas

Empty manger, perfect stranger, about to be born.
Into darkness, sadness, desperate madness, creation so torn.
We were so lost on earth, no peace, no worth.
no way to escape.

In fear, no faith, no hope, no grace,and no light
but that was the night before Christmas.
Warm hay, cold sweat, a mother, not yet.
Praying godspeed the dawn.

She looks to her man, holding her hand. They wonder how long.
And the shepherds, wise men come to find them, and bow to a king.
One star above shining on love, so bright it lit up the night before Christmas.

CHORUS:
And the world didnt know mercy was meek and so mild.
And the world didnt know that truth was as pure as a child.
The night before Christmas.
The night before Christmas.
And the world didnt know, redemption was sweet and so strong. And the world didn’t know salvation was writing a song.
The night before christmas.
The night before christmas.
The night before christmas.
Empty manger, perfect stranger, about to be born.

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3 Responses to Songs of Christmas – Day 24

  1. JessicaHof says:

    Julia, I’ve loved following your selection through Advent – hope you and your folks have a great Christmas 🙂 xx

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