Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blog Caroling---Fall on Your Knees


Growing Up Hughes the three of us Hughes kids annually composed a Christmas pageant. Truth be told, I composed the pageant and coerced my two younger brothers to participate. We all wore white sheets as angel costumes. Aluminum foil wrapped cardboard held our music and I used the family Bible to read passages from Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

I seem to remember we performed for Mom, Dad and Teek each and every Christmas. As the narrator, I would read from the Bible and interspersed were appropriate Christmas carols.

As adults we have a good laugh remembering when we sang ..."fall on your knees" how both of my two brothers would immediately drop down on the floor. Yes, it was quite a well rehearsed performance. Secondarily, we wonder why we have bad knees as adults....lol

O HOLY NIGHT

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our friend!

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!


© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser

3 comments:

  1. I wish we could all see a home video of your family performance!

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  2. There is nothing like home theater with kids! I'll echo Dorene - hope there is a video or at least pictures (tapes?) of this.

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  3. A Christmas pageant, really?? Note: Carol is impressed!

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