Thursday, December 1, 2016

Merry Christmas!

  Here's an early Merry Christmas from Flowersinmybasket!   Only 24 day until Christmas as of today(Dec 1st).   Stay tuned this Saturday for a post with 12 Christmas gift ideas that it's not too late to make!   Make sure you are subscribed to get the newsletter on Saturday!
  What plans do have this December? Are you visiting family? Making cookies? Going caroling? Feel free to write in the comment section below! Also comment with your favorite Christmas song!
  Did you know that the popular Christmas song Joy to the World was based on Psalm 98?
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King. Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together. Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

  Isaac Watts, the writer of Joy to World, wasn't even trying to make a Christmas song!

Joy to the World
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 world! the Saviour 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.

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas season!  And please feel free to comment below!
                                                                                   Laura@ Flowersinmybasket

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