Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

And so this is Christmas.

Tiny white lights twinkle on the tree, the balls and stringed boughs of tiny glass beads glitter. And at the top of the tree, the angel, wings spread wide, heralds in good tidings of comfort and joy. Beneath the tree, brightly wrapped parcels are stacked as Ellie sleeps on guard at the edge of the treasures yet to be uncovered.

I sit in candlelight. The house wrapped in a warm, blanket of sleep, The chanting of Stile Antico playing softly in the background.

There is peace in my world.

May there be peace in yours.

Merry Christmas my friends. Your presence here throughout the year has added joy and laughter to my world. Your presence is the present of friendship, of shared experience, of Love.

Thank you everyone!

Merry Christmas. May the blessings of this holy season fill your world with wonder. May you know the Love the Christchild brings every year as we celebrate this holy of days together. No matter our faith. No matter our skin tone, or political affiliations. No matter the depth of our pockets or the thickness of the soles of our shoes, may we all be united today, and everyday, through Peace. Hope. Love and Joy.

Wishing you and your world the blessings of this season of joy.

And... A Christmas Eve song for everyone.

I was moved in the midst of the chaos of gift-buying and wrapping and preparing for this day, to write a song of Advent.  It was, as they say, the spirit moving within me for I know not where the song came from. And then, I decided to record it, me singing my words -- to allow myself to be vulnerable in that moment of creating and to share my song with you.

Namaste.



20111223 162024 by Louiseg88
The Advent of the Christchild


Christmas Eve looms
bright as a star
shining on high
guiding
shepherds
wisemen too
to the one they seek

Allelluia
Allelluia
a savior’s born
of Mary

hark the herald
angels sing
this child will bring
Peace.
Hope and Love
this child will bring
Peace.
Hope and Love

Mary in dark
manger lies
swaddling the babe
while Joseph stands guard
and angels sing
on high

Alleluia
alleluia
a savior’s born
of Mary

Oh sinner man
fall down on bended knee
this child has come
to free your soul
and set your spirit free

Alleluia
alleluia
a savior’s born
of Mary
  
Good tidings reign
o’er the land
and constellations
shimmer
a child is born
to save the world
and angels sing on high.

Alleluia
alleluia
a savior’s born
of Mary

Alleluia
alleluia
a savior’s born
of Mary

4 comments:

Maureen said...

Merry Christmas, Louise! May peace always be with you.

Claudia said...

hey louise...love your new blog layout and enjoyed you singing the christmas verse to us... enjoy the peaceful christmas and all the best for you and your fam

Bev Pettigrew said...

Louise: Thank you for the beautiful song! It was a wonderful gift to all of us...just like the writer. Thank you and Merry Christmas!!Bev and Larry and Family

Fi said...

Merry Christmas Louise, thank you for being a small part of my world this year.