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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

~ Guide Us to Thy Perfect Light ~

 
 
We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar.
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
 
 
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.
 

Born a king on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign.
 
  
 O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.
 
 
Frankincense to offer have I.
Incense owns a Deity nigh.
Prayer and praising all men raising,
Worship Him, God on high.
 
Welcome...to our family's ADVENTures...
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.
 
Myrrh is mine: Its bitter perfume
Breaths a life of gathering gloom.
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.
 
 
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.
 
 
Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and Sacrifice.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Sounds through the earth and skies.
 
 
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light...

Joining Jennifer over at Catholic Inspired for the FUN AND FABULOUS

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7 comments:

  1. I lived most of my life involved in faith communities that didn't emphasize Advent or explain its meaning. Just seeing this post is giving me some heart understanding of the wonder of Advent. Thank you!

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    1. We are in the same boat, Anna. Each year I have more understanding about our beautiful and rich Faith. I love to see all the different traditions, old and new, that are being taught from generation to generation...
      God bless you!

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  2. This post is a true blessing and inspiration, Valerie. Both adults and children will get Advent's message and then more. Our consumerist world totally skips Advent and goes straight to Christmas.

    I hope the tired camel got enough rest :-)

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    1. We have really been having a lot of fun with this one...
      I am still learning what Adventus is all about...preparing ourselves for His coming. We are truly excited for His arrival and this is a fun way to learn about Salvation History and our amazing inheritance.

      The camel is on its last leg (literally, only one is really "working" properly).

      Have a blessed Advent, Marcia!

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  3. Some really lovely ideas here! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. love your Advent Calendar! I have always wanted to make one with Nativity figures...but I don't think mine would be as cute!!

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