Angels, From The Realms Of Glory

All my heart this night rejoices as I hear,
far and near,
Sweetest angel voices.
"Christ is born"
their choirs are singing,
Till the air everywhere now with joy is ringing.
- Paul Gerhardt -

Sweet friends, enjoy the beautiful music 
while you read these precious words.

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth.

Shepherds, in the field abiding,
Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
Yonder shines the infant light:

Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen His natal star.

Saints, before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear;
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear.

Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.
- James Montgomery -

James Montgomery was known as a deeply devoted,
noble person who made an important contribution
to English hymnody through his many inspiring texts.
Angels, from the Realms of Glory first appeared as a poem
in Montgomery's newspaper on December 24, 1816.
Later it was published in a hymnal titled
Montgomery's Original Hymns
and was known as
"Good Tidings of Great Joy to All People."
- Kenneth W. Osbeck - Amazing Grace -

And, lo, the angel of the LORD came upon them, 
and the glory of the LORD shone round about them: 
and they were sore afraid.
- Luke 2:9 -

And suddenly there was with the angel 
a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
- Luke 2:13&14 -

Therefore the LORD himself shall give you a sign; 
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, 
and shall call his name Immanuel.
- Isaiah 7:14 -

And I will shake all nations, 
and the desire of all nations shall come: 
and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.
- Haggai 2:7 -

Have a blessed and joyous Lord's Day!
{{{ hugs }}}

Buttercup, Stripester, and Burrito
say "Hello!"



Rue said...

Lovely words and song and pictures and kitties, my sweet friend :)


Mari said...

This is one of my favorite Christmas Hymns. Thanks for telling us a little more about it.
The kittens are so cute!

Linda said...

Beautiful Stephanie...waving to the kitties. I hope you have a joyful day, friend. It's snowing here, still. smiles

Debbie Harris said...

Wow! What an amazing choir!! At the end those angels really set the stage off.
Beautiful, thank you for sharing the beauty and joy with us.
I never knew that about this hymn.

Those precious kitties put a smile upon my face this morning, just love them.
I think they are liking the photo shoots for your blog. :-)

Have a glorious day~

Roberta said...

Hi sweet friend,
I'm stopping by your blog for a greet and to look your nice posts!

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, I have not seen yellow roses all Christmas season, and it was such a delight to see these. They look so pretty with the white and silver Christmas accents you have here. Your kitties must bring you so much joy.

Have a peaceful Sunday, lovely Stephanie.


Carla from The River said...

Merry Christmas my friend, a lovely post.
xx oo

krishna said...

The is very lovely post!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I just love listening to choir music, especially Christmas hymns. Beautiful.
Hi kitties!

Buttercup said...

Wishes for a bright and blessed week. Your kitties are all adorable, though I'm partial to Buttercup.

Chris Lally said...

What a treat! Thank you so much, Stephanie.
(Love those sweet kittens, too!!)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This song always makes me think of my brother. When we were kids, he played this song on the trumpet at church and I remember not having heard of it before then. THEN, I got sick of hearing it lol. But, now I love it again and it's one of my favorites. Now stop with those cute kitty pics because you are causing this dog lover to like cats!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

One of the nicer hymns that I've known since childhood. My heart did a little flip when I saw those sweet little kitties!

PJ said...

Thanks for sharing this Stephanie - it's one of the songs that I have love to sing along with at Christmas time, and it's fascinating to know the history behind it.
Buttercup,, Stripester, and Burrito are gorgeous. Have a really lovely week.

Conniecrafter said...

Love your beautiful decorations to go with this lovely Hymn, it looks like your furbabies are enjoying them also :) pretty pop of yellow with the roses! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Debbie said...

beautiful stephanie, the kitties are super cute!!!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Beautiful hymns, dear Stephanie. Lovely images - cute little kitties! Blessings for your week. xo Hugs Karen

Prunella Pepperpot said...

A beautiful post dear Stephanie and your kitties are super adorable.
I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas filled with peace, love and joy and a large sprinkling of good health. I look forward to joining you once again in 2018 with hugs from across the miles xx

Vee said...

That was beautiful! “Sages leave your contemplations” is a wonderful line.

Your Christmas kittens and your Christmas dresses are all lovely! I am glad that you treat yourself to a Christmas dress. More women should. (I treated myself to a Christmas sweater for a lot of years. 😉)

Roosterhead Designs said...

Such a wonderful post Stephanie! Thank you for sharing the beauty of Scripture, the story of our Saviors birth, and the gorgeous creativity too~ <3 I want to Wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays~
Bless you, Karen O

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Such a beautiful song written, and I always enjoy the history behind the words. And those kitties, such little darlings they are, into everything it looks like, lol!

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