December 12, 2010

Joy to The World - The Third Advent

If there is one word to describe children -- joy!

It was so joyful to celebrate the third Advent today with children.
We sang songs. And banged on the table. And pulled the tablecloth down.
And kept going to the Christmas tree to pull down the decorations. And laughed.
Oh, it was great!

For some reason (because it is fun!) the kids put on hats...girls had their summer hats on.

And the first candle...prophets...expectation...hope...

...second one...true peace is coming...

and the third!

Our little friends' second name is Joy, so it was perfect!

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King;

Let every heart prepare Him room,

And Heaven and nature sing,

And Heaven and nature sing,

And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!

Let men their songs employ;

While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains

Repeat the sounding joy,

Repeat the sounding joy,

Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground;

He comes to make His blessings flow

Far as the curse is found,

Far as the curse is found,

Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove

The glories of His righteousness,

And wonders of His love,

And wonders of His love,

And wonders, wonders, of His love.

Words by Isaac Watts (Psalm 98)

First published 1719

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