Today’s Worship Christmas–December 16th, 2012

Season’s Greetings Saints!

Today’s Bible Reading & Verse

Micah 7 and Revelation 4

“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honour and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.” – Revelation 4:11


You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift. John R. Rice

Today’s Song Story

Good Christian Men Rejoice

Words: Anonymous; first translated into English about 1540 by John Wedderburn; translated into "Good Christian Men, Rejoice" by John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Music: Anonymous–14th century

"Good Christian Men, Rejoice" is another example of an anonymous carol that has lasted through the centuries. Its words were originally written by a Latin poet of the Middle Ages, and the music was composed by an unknown 14th century German composer.

The original Latin title of this carol is "In Dulci Jubilo," meaning "in sweet shouting" or "jubilation." It was originally a "macaronic" hymn, meaning it had a mixture of languages in it, containing both Latin and German.

Legend has it that Henry Suso, a German Dominican priest, may have been the author of this carol. The story goes that he was visited by angels who invited him to dance and sing this song with them. When he awoke, he wrote down the Latin-German words and tune.

During the 16th century, this carol was already so old it was referred to as "an ancient song for Christmas Eve," and was widely sung both in Sweden and Germany. In 1601, a German, Bartholomew Gesius, arranged the melody as we now sing it. The tune has the characteristics of a rhythmic folk song, and this, no doubt, accounts for its popularity and survival.

Today’s Christmas Worship


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My Soul Magnifies the Lord – Chris Tomlin

Little Drummer Boy – TobyMac

O Little Town of Bethlehem – Barlow Girl

Angels We Have Heard On High – Third Day

Beautiful – Kutless

Silent Night – Casting Crowns

Carol of the Bells / What Child is This – Point of Grace

All I Really Want – Steven Curtis Chapman

Today’s Worship is a ministry of The Servant’s House, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Come visit our Facebook page –!/pages/Montreal-QC/The-Servants-House-Church/304924542965?ref=ts

For information concerning our place and time of our Sunday worship call us at 514-451-4385 or 514-929-6098.

May Christ richly bless you!
Gerry Desjardins
Worship Pastor
The Servant’s House
175 McVey
LaSalle, Quebec, Canada

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