Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2019-12-20 ILC Chapel — At Christmas, ‘Tis More Blessed…

2019 Chapels -
At Christmas, ‘Tis More Blessed to Receive

 

Date : 2019-12-20
Speaker : Seminarian Cory Drehle
Luke 2:8-14
Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Hymn: TLH 76, st. 1,2,4: A Great and Mighty Wonder

Hymnary.org Organ Audio

1. A great and mighty wonder. 
A full and holy cure: 
The Virgin bears the Infant 
With virgin honor pure! 
Repeat the hymn again: 
“To God on high be glory 
And peace on earth to men!” 

2. The Word becomes incarnate 
And yet remains on high, 
And cherubim sing anthems 
To shepherds from the sky. 
Repeat the hymn again: 
“To God on high be glory 
And peace on earth to men!” 

4. Since all He comes to ransom. 
By all be He adored, 
The Infant born in Bethl’em, 
The Savior and the Lord. 
Repeat the hymn again: 
“To God on high be glory 
And peace on earth to men!”