Music and Worship: Sunday, December 20th, 2015
Here is a brief recap of some of the songs that we used to worship God through this past Sunday, as well as some of the scriptures that inform them. Also included in this week's post are the songs from this past week's Christmas Choir Special!
We hope you are encouraged and uplifted as you read and watch below!
Angels from the Realms of Glory
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:8-12)
Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy)
When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. (John 16:21)
Like A Lion
The LORD's Love for Israel
 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.  The more they were called, the more they went away; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols.
 Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up by their arms, but they did not know that I healed them.  I led them with cords of kindness, with the bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them.
 They shall not(2) return to the land of Egypt, but Assyria shall be their king, because they have refused to return to me.  The sword shall rage against their cities, consume the bars of their gates, and devour them because of their own counsels.  My people are bent on turning away from me, and though they call out to the Most High, he shall not raise them up at all.
 How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah?
How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender.
 I will not execute my burning anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and not a man, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.
 They shall go after the LORD;
he will roar like a lion;
when he roars, his children shall come trembling from the west;  they shall come trembling like birds from Egypt, and like doves from the land of Assyria, and I will return them to their homes, declares the LORD.
 Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit, but Judah still walks with God and is faithful to the Holy One.