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Text: Luke 2:8-14

If you’re reading along with the SheReadsTruth community today – it’s here! It’s Christmas Day!

And what a fitting and thrilling portion of scripture to read with celebration and thanksgiving! The Comforter has come, the Promised One. Today is a day for worship!

And just as the choir of angels proclaimed the birth of Christ to the shepherds, let’s proclaim it together today. It is a day for singing, after all!

So, whether you’re alone or surrounded by friends or family, would you sing with us what the angels sang that day: Gloria in excelsis Deo (the Latin for “Glory to God in the highest”).

Angels We Have Heard On High
Verse 1
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Verse 2
Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song? Chorus
Verse 3
Come to Bethlehem and see
Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King. Chorus
Verse 4
See Him in a manger laid
Jesus Lord of heaven and earth;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
With us sing our Savior’s birth. Chorus

Merry Christmas, precious friends. I want to leave you with a traditional prayer for Christmas day from The Book of Common Prayer (1789), a little old-school in its wording, but so rich and worshipful in truth. Pray it with us today?

A Christmas Prayer
Almighty God,
who hast given us thy only-begotten Son
to take our nature upon him
and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin:
Grant that we, being regenerate
and made thy children by adoption and grace,
may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit;
through the same our Lord Jesus Christ,
who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the same Spirit ever,
one God, world without end. Amen.


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