Nov 12, 2012

Christmas Song: The Debut (to "Jingle Bells")

Here’s a new song for Christmas from Rev. Christine Sobania’s Freshly Squeezed Liturgy blog. It’s set to the tune of Jingle Bells.

Rev. Sobania writes: I wrote it a few years ago, and it was featured on the favorite Moravian Church publication known as "the bulletin back." I am often requested to share the words with others, so here they are. Celebrate!

The Debut
(to the tune of Jingle Bells)

In this crowd sing out loud: Glory to the One!
God has made things personal by sending us the Son.
In this crowd sing out loud: Glory! Allelu!
Celebrate the birth of Christ --the day of his debut.

Stanza 1
The faithful waited long for God to intervene--
To rule with power and might, to give them what they dreamed.
What a big surprise! The Savior was a child!
The Christmas story goes to show God’s plans are really wild!

Stanza 2
God’s love is for all, there can be no doubt.
The poor, the weak, the small--no one is left out!
The reason Jesus came: God wanted to be near;
God wanted to draw close to us, and that is why we cheer!

~ written by Rev. Christine Sobania Johnson on her blog, Freshly Squeezed Liturgy.