Christmas Music and A Giveaway

In general, the entire Christmas program we put together my senior year of High School happened miraculously. We were the near end of a long line of choirs taught by our director. The community had booked us based on our predecessors for company parties and Christmas programs. I had much to live up to and, honestly, I was falling short. I practiced harder. I tore appart the music, note by note. I prayed for help. We sang this song called "Love Came Down At Christmas." It was a hard song to learn and sounded different from traditional Christmas music. I didn't like it at first and I didn't understand it.

Love came down at Christmas
Love all lovely, love divine
Love was born at Christmas
Star and angels gave the sign.

Worship we the Godhead
Love incarnate, love divine
Worship we our Jesus
But wherewith for sacred sign?

Love shall be our token
Love shall be yours and love be mine
Love to God and to all men
Love for plea and gift and sign...

"What can we give?" the song essentially asks. "Love."

Through hard work and prayer, the Christmas program came together at last. It resulted in many tender memories and experiences. It became the gift I gave to my Savior that Christmas. I have loved this song ever since. It taught me my love is all I have to give. Love is tied to the best of everything inside me. It encourages me to strive harder, to be better, and to use the talents I have for the good of others.

What Christmas songs are your favorites? For this month's A Circle of Sisters Giveaway, post a few lines from one of your favorite Christmas songs and tell us why. I'll enter you in a drawing to receive a free copy of A Circle of Sisters. (It will make a great Christmas gift if you already have a copy!)

Last time several of you had a hard time posting on the blog. If this is problem for you, just post your comments under the link to the post on facebook and I'll enter you in the drawing as well. In the interest of getting the book to the winner before Christmas, I'll be wrapping up the giveaway on Friday morning. I can't wait to see your favorite songs!

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  1. One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" from Boney M. It's got an amazing dance-along sound, and the lyrics are so simple, and deeply touching. Here's my favorite portion:

    Hark, now hear, the angels sing, a king was born today,
    And man will live for evermore, because of Christmas Day.
    Mary's boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day.

    For a moment the world was aglow, all the bells rang out
    there were tears of joy and laughter, people shouted
    "let everyone know, there is hope for all to find peace".

    Oh my Lord
    You sent your son to save us
    Oh my Lord
    Your very self you gave us
    Oh my Lord
    That sin may not enslave us
    And love may reign once more

    SOOO different than my usual Christmas tunes!