Friday, December 24, 2010

A Happy Christmas!

"Adoration of the Shepherds"
by Francois Boucher, 1750

Born On A New Day
by John Rutter, and performed by
The Cambridge Singers

You are the new day.
Meekness, love, humility,
Come down to us this day:
Christ, your birth has proved to me,
You are the new day.

Quiet in a stall you lie,
Angels watching from the sky
Whisper to you from on high,
'You are the new day.'

When our life is darkest night,
Hope has burned away,
Love, your ray of guiding light,
Show us the new day.

Love of all things great and small,
Leaving none, embracing all,
Fold around me where I fall,
Bring in the new day.

This new day will be
A turning point for everyone,
If we let the Christ-child in,
And reach for the new day.

Christ, the Way, the Truth, the Life,
Healing sadness, mending strife,
You we welcome, Lord of Life.
Born on a new day,
You are the new day.

I thank you all for reading, and for listening to
the Musical Advent Calendar this Christmas. It has been such a pleasure
to be with you all again this year. Thank you for your comments,
your emails, and good wishes.

Wishing you a wonderful, blessed Christmas,
surrounded by all those whom you love best!

xoxo CGF


merinz said...

And a wonderful Christmas too to you and all your family! I have enjoyed your music as always.

Rebecca U said...

Thank you so much for doing this every year! I really enjoy the different music.

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