Scripture for Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Isaiah 9:2-7

The people that walked in...

2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Keep Christ in Christmas

The birthday of our Lord draws near;
The "day of days" of all the years;
A day of hope and joy and cheer.
Keep Jesus Christ in Christmas!
Let not old "Santa" crowd Him out,
With whiskers gray and body stout;
He helps the world forget about
The loving Christ at Christmas.

The day is Christ's by right divine,
A day no myth should undermine,
A day when thoughts and deeds sublime
Should keep the Christ in Christmas.
When every thought, & make them drift
to Bethlehem at Christmas.

Above all else let Christmas be
A day of holiest memory,
When all the world should joyfully
Worship its Lord at Christmas.
Give other things a minor place,
But tell to man in every race
The story, on this day of grace,
Of Christ, his Lord, on Christmas.