Lift up your heart in faith, for God is ever nigh you; Eager to bless His children, mindful of every child.
In every word, in every deed, In every joy, in every need; Look upon the Son of God; Look on Him and live.
We who receive Him must love without end, and carry His tidings of peace and good will to all men.
Hear the tidings heaven tells: Peace is come on earth to dwell. Christ the King, Emmanuel, Lying in a manger.
So shall we stand despite our weakness; So shall our strength be strength enough; We bring our hearts to thee in meekness; Lord, wilt thou bind them in thy love?
Let me love and serve and teach those who come within my reach, for miracles begin that way.
All that I am I freely offer , Withholding nothing that is mine…
I have learned to trust the perfect love of Him I cannot see; For He has given me this parable: my father’s love for me.
With a spirit full of carols to the newborn King, I bring my song to Him; My gift, my offering.
My heart rejoices in the bounty set before me, And my grateful spirit sings.
Often when I pray for strength to live as He commands, the Father sends me sustenance In my sister’s hands.
Traditional plainsong, arranged for solo or trio.
Text by Eliza R. Snow; Melody from John Wyeth’s “Repository of Sacred Music,” Part Second; Arranged for Solo or SATB.
Words by Karen Lynn Davidson; melody: “Kingsfold”; Arranged for SATB or Solo.
Music:Adolphe-Charles Adam; Text:Placide Cappeau; Arranged for choir, soloist and congregation, w/piano, organ, and instrumental obbligato.