Monthly Archives: December 2011

Angels We Have Heard on High (Gloria in Exelsis Deo)

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly sounding o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

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We Three Kings

We three kings of Orient are;
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

Refrain

O star of wonder, star of light,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

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Adeste Fideles/O Come All Ye Faithful

Luciano Pavarotti and Trisha Yearwood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MYQneoYhYY

In Latin:

Adeste Fideles
Laeti triumphantes
Venite, venite in Bethlehem
Natum videte
Regem angelorum
Venite adoremus
Dominum
Cantet nunc io

Chorus angelorum
Cantet nunc aula caelestium
Gloria, gloria
In excelsis Deo
Venite adoremus
Dominum
Ergo qui natus
Die hodierna
Jesu, tibi sit gloria
Patris aeterni
Verbum caro factus
Venite adoremus
Dominum

In English:

Oh, come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant!
Oh, come ye, oh, come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him
Born the king of angels:
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.
Highest, most holy,
Light of light eternal,
Born of a virgin,
A mortal he comes;
Son of the Father
Now in flesh appearing!
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God
In the highest:
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.
Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given!
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing!
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

Hymn # 41 from Lutheran Worship

Composer: John F. Wade
Tune: Adeste Fideles
1st Published in: 1767

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring
Holy wisdom, love most bright

Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light

Word of God, our flesh that fashioned
With the fire of life impassioned

Striving still to truth unknown
Soaring, dying round Thy throne

I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In

I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day in the morning.

And what was in those ships all three,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day?
And what was in those ships all three,
On Christmas Day in the morning?

The Virgin Mary and Christ were there,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
The Virgin Mary and Christ were there,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

Pray, wither sailed those ships all three,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
Pray, wither sailed those ships all three,
On Christmas Day in the morning?

O they sailed into Bethlehem,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
O they sailed into Bethlehem,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

And all the bells on earth shall ring,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
And all the bells on earth shall ring,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

And all the Angels in Heaven shall sing,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
And all the Angels in Heaven shall sing,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

And all the souls on earth shall sing,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
And all the souls on earth shall sing,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

Then let us all rejoice again,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
Then let us all rejoice again,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQBgXoH8FGk

Joy To The World

Joy to the World
The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart
Prepare him room

And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world
The Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods,
Rocks, hills, and plains

Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

He rules the world
With truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness

And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders of His love

The Little Drummer Boy

“Come” they told me…
Pa rum pum pum pum
Our new born King to see
Pa rum pum pum pum

Our finest gifts we bring
Pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King
Pa rum pum pum pum rum pum pum pum rum pum pum pum

So to honor him
Pa rum pum pum pum
When we come

Little baby
Pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too
Pa rum pum pum pum

I have no gift to bring
Pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give a King
Pa rum pum pum pum Rum pum pum pum rum pum pum pum

Shall I play for you
Pa rum pum pum pum
On my drum

Mary nodded
Pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time

Pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for him
Pa rum pum pum pum

I played my best for him
Pa Rum pum pum pum Rum pum pum pum Rum pum pum pum

Then He smiled at me
Pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum

Santa Claus, Santa Claus You Are Much Too Fat

To the tune of Jingle Bells

I heard a reindeer’s hooves and Santa dressed in red
Came crashing through the roof and landed in my bed
I thought it was a dream, but quickly did I wake
As soon as I heard Santa scream “I want a piece of cake!”

Oh, Santa Claus, Santa Claus you are much too fat
I was sleeping peacefully but now my bed is flat,
Oh, Santa Claus, Santa Claus how much do you weigh?
I’m glad I’m not a reindeer that has to pull your sleigh.

He got up off the floor and said “how do you do?”
I said my back is sore, my head is black and blue
So sorry, he replied, and he asked my name
He offered me a ride and I said no thank you just the same

Oh, Santa Claus, Santa Claus you are much too fat
I was sleeping peacefully but now my bed is flat,
Oh, Santa Claus, Santa Claus how much do you weigh?
I’m glad I’m not a reindeer that has to pull your sleigh.

I heard a ho-ho-ho the sleigh was in the sky
But it was moving slow and wasn’t very high
It wobbled in the air, I hoped it wouldn’t fall
Said Santa chewing cookies “Merry Christmas one and all!

Oh, Santa Claus, Santa Claus you are much too fat
I was sleeping peacefully but now my bed is flat,
Oh, Santa Claus, Santa Claus how much do you weigh?
I’m glad I’m not a reindeer that has to pull your sleigh.

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

Early on a beautiful Sunday morning 70 years ago, the world changed.

At 7:55 a.m. December 7, 1941 the attack begins.

Pearl Harbor Attack

Pearl Harbor Attack

The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor to remove what it saw as a threat to the empire’s southern expansion. The Pearl Harbor attack hurt us badly, but it also hardened our resolve and brought us fully into WWII.

Snopes has some photos that were purported to be found in an old Brownie camera years after the attack. The story was untrue, but the photos are archival and genuine.

The U.S. Navy has a Pearl Harbor site with more photos.

Chris at A Large Regular has linked to this National Geographic Pearl Harbor site in the past. It has a multimedia timeline, survivor stories, kid’s section, and more.

A Different GOP Nominee Poll

This poll is a little different. I want to know who you positively DO NOT want to get the GOP Nomination. You may choose more than one.

Who will you absolutely NOT want as the GOP Nominee?
Gingrich
Romney
Cain
Paul
Bachmann
Pawlenty
Palin
Huntsman
Johnson
Perry
Santorum
Don’t like any of them
Would accept any of them
Other (please note in comments)
  
pollcode.com free polls 
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