My Advent daybook for these 24 days of waiting. Join me, won't you?
Isaiah 35:1-6: The Ransomed Shall Return
pause in silence
Psalm 130: My Soul Waits for the Lord
pray the hymn
Come, Thou long expected Jesus,
Born to set Thy people free.
From our fears and sins release us.
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel's Strength and Consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art.
Dear Desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.
Come, Thou mighty, humble Savior,
God incarnate as a child
Laying aside divine behavior
Frailness taking, meek and mild
Here we wait in expectation
Now from heaven to earth descend
From Thy sweet celestial station
Come to be our loving friend.
Born Thy people to deliver
Born a child and yet a King.
Born to reign in us forever
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring
By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone
By Thine all sufficient merit
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.
sing Christmas carols with friends or family
(Christ Church ugly sweater party/singing carols in Spanish
& delivering presents to an Austin family)
Advent calendar via Ambrosium