Birds in Christmas Hymns – The Day The Christ-Child’s Tender Eyes (Re-post)

Birds in Christmas Hymns – The Day The Christ-Child’s Tender Eyes (Re-post)

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11 KJV) Words by May R. Smith (1842-1927). Music: St. Pe­ters­burg, at­trib­ut­ed to Dmi­tri S. Bort­ni­an­sky (1751-1825), 1825 … Continue reading

Birds in Christmas Hymns – Christmas Brings Joy To Every Heart (Re-post)

Birds in Christmas Hymns – Christmas Brings Joy To Every Heart (Re-post)

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! (Philippians 4:4 NKJV) Words by Bern­hardt S. In­ge­mann (1789-1862), 1840 (Julen har bragt velsignet bud); trans­lat­ed from Dan­ish to Eng­lish by Ce­cil Cow­drey. Music: Christ­mas Brings Joy, Christ­oph E. Weyse (1774-1842), 1841 Christmas Brings Joy To Every Heart Christmas brings joy to every heart, Sets old … Continue reading

Birds In Christmas Hymns – The Worcester Christmas Carol (Re-post)

Birds In Christmas Hymns – The Worcester Christmas Carol (Re-post)

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. (Luke 2:14 KJV) Words & Music by Will­iam H. Ha­ver­gal (1793-1870), alt. The Worcester Christmas Carol How grand and how bright That wonderful night, When angels to Bethlehem came! They burst forth like fires, They struck their gold lyres, And mingled … Continue reading

Birds In Christmas Hymns – The Friendly Beasts (Re-post)

Birds In Christmas Hymns – The Friendly Beasts (Re-post)

So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6-7 NKJV) Words: Un­known au­thor, 12th Cen­tu­ry; trans­lat­ed … Continue reading

Birds In Christmas Hymns – This Endris Night (Re-post)

Birds In Christmas Hymns – This Endris Night (Re-post)

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7 KJV) Words & Music: 15th Century –  This Endris Night This Endris Night This endris night I saw a sight A star as bright … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Green Catbird

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Green Catbird ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 12/18/12 My trip to Sydney produced another bird on my wanted list that I had taken only poor photos of before, the Green Catbird. It’s not rare or, given its calls, hard to find in its favourite habitat of temperate and … Continue reading

Birds in Christmas Hymns – I Wonder As I Wander (Re-post)

Birds in Christmas Hymns – I Wonder As I Wander (Re-post)

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7) John Jacob Niles, 1933  – Collector of the music Music – I Wonder as I Wander, Appalachian carol by Carl Rütti (1949 – ) … Continue reading

Thoughts and Prayer for those in Newtown, CT

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7 KJV) Yesterday during our morning service at Faith Baptist Church in Winter Haven, FL, our pastor had some thoughts and prayer for those in Newtown, CT. They are not the only ones affected by what … Continue reading

Birds In Christmas Hymns – Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (Re-post)

Birds In Christmas Hymns – Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (Re-post)

A Psalm for Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son. He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. (Psalms 72:1-2 KJV) Words by James Mont­gom­ery (1771-1854), 1821 [This hymn] is a me­tri­cal ver­sion of the Se­ven­ty-se­cond Psalm. It was writ­ten as a Christ­mas … Continue reading

Birds In Christmas Hymns – Carol of the Birds (Re-post)

Birds In Christmas Hymns – Carol of the Birds (Re-post)

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:10-11) Written as – El Cant Dels Ocells – Traditional Catalonian Carol … Continue reading

Birds In Christmas Hymns – Welcome To Christmas (Re-post)

Birds In Christmas Hymns – Welcome To Christmas (Re-post)

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. (Luke 2:10 KJV) Words: Bird­ie Bell (1877-?), 1886. Music: Box­eld­er, Asa Hull, 1886 Welcome To Christmas Beautiful anthem the first Christmas wakened Ages ago over Bethlehem’s plain; Greeting the shepherds with magical accents, Bringing … Continue reading

Birds in Christmas Hymns – Mini Series – Re-post

Birds in Christmas Hymns – Mini Series – Re-post

(This is the series posted last year and will be re-posting them again this year along with regular articles.) And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country … Continue reading