Hymn of the Week for 1/20/19- Arise, Your Light Has Come!
Arise, your light has come! The Spirit's call obey;
Show forth the glory of your God which shines on you today.
Arise, your light has come! Fling wide the prison door;
Proclaim the captive's liberty, good tidings to the poor.
Arise, your light has come! All you in sorrow born,
Bind up the broken hearted ones and comfort those who mourn.
Arise, your light has come! The mountains burst in song!
Rise up like eagles on the wing, God's pow'r will make us strong.
Text: Ruth Duck (Copyright 1992 GIA Publications, Inc.)
Tune: FESTAL SONG
"I will come to you in the silence, I will lift you from all your fear.
You will hear my voice, I claim you as my choice. Be still and know I am here."
"I am hope for all who are hopeless, I am eyes for all who long to see.
In the shadows of the night, I will be your light. Come and rest in me."
"Do not be afraid, I am with you. I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you and you are mine."
"I am strength for all the despairing, healing for the ones who dwell in shame.
All the blind will see, the lame will all run free, and all will know my name." (To Refrain)
"I am the Word that leads all to freedom, I am the peace the world cannot give.
I will call your name, embracing all your pain. Stand up, now walk and live! (To Refrain)
Text and Music: David Haas (Copyright 1991 GIA Publications, Inc.)
The first Noel the angel did say was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
In fields where they lay, keeping their sheep, on a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel! Born is the King of Israel.
They looked up and saw a star shining in the east beyond them far;
And to the earth it gave great light, and so it continued both day and night. Refrain
And by the light of that same star three wise men came from country far;
To seek for a king was their intent, and to follow the star wherever it went. Refrain
This star drew near to the northwest, o'er Bethlehem it took its rest;
And there it did both stop and stay right over the place where Jesus lay. Refrain
Then entered in those wise men three, full rev'rently upon their knee,
And offered there in his presence their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense. Refrain
Text: English traditional
Tune: THE FIRST NOWELL
What child is this, who, laid to rest, on Mary's lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet while shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the king, whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of Mary!
Why lies he in such mean estate where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear, for sinners here the silent Word is pleading.
Nails, spear shall pierce him through, the cross be borne for me, for you;
Hail, hail the Word made flesh, the babe , the son of Mary!
So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh; come, peasant, king, to own him.
The King of kings salvation brings; let loving hearts enthrone him.
Raise, raise the song on high, the virgin sings her lullaby;
Joy, joy, for Christ is born, the babe, the son of Mary!
Text: William C. Dix