Week 1 – Praise the God of Grace and Glory – Xmas 2018

Bellwether_journal_cover_stamp-11Welcome to Advent|Christmas 2018

This year we are going to blog our way through the whole season of Advent & Christmas sharing one song a day! In week 1 we looked at advent songs that draw from OT language. In week 2 we are looking at gorgeous Advent texts that have been retuned. In Week 3 we will explore newer texts/tunes that we’ve sung (or hope too!). Into Week 4 – an exploration of versions of the Lukan canticles – Mary’s Song, Zechariah’s Song, the Angels Song, and Simeon’s Song. We will also blog through the two weeks of Christmas! Excited to encourage the church to explore this season in more depth!


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Praise the God of Grace and Glory
Resound Worship (Judy Gresham) chart | youtube

(from Resound Worship) The inspiration for this song comes from Luke 2:8-14 where some lowly shepherds have an amazing encounter with the glory of God and hear the great news that a saviour has been born Jesus, Gods ultimate gift of love to us . The verses speak of Gods mercy and salvation as revealed through the incarnation, offering hope and peace to all, and then encourage us to respond in praise, adding our song to that of the angels, giving glory to God! More info and charts here


LYRICS:

Praise the God of grace and glory
for the wonders of his love;
angels tell of his great mercy
in giving us his Son.Through the Holy Spirit’s power,
Christ our saviour comes to birth,
bringing glory to the Father
and hope to all the earth.

Glory to God in the highest heaven,
peace on earth, mercy for all!
See how the gift of love is given:
Christ the Lord is born for us.

God is veiled in human weakness,
born to bear our grief and sin.
Grace and truth draw near to save us
in Christ the humble King.

Praise the God of restoration
for the gift of Christ our King
Join the angels’ celebration,
come, worship him and sing:

Glory to God, glory to God
Glory to God, glory to God.

credits

from Christmas Songs, released October 1, 2014
CCL# 5623501
© Judy Gresham / RESOUNDworship.org, Administered by The Jubilate Group – copyrightmanager@jubilate.co.uk

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