Wednesday, December 23, 2009

W.o.G. Wednesday: Isaiah 9:1-7

J and I had the privilege of attending a college that performed Handel's Messiah every 4 years. The college did this every four years so that everyone who attended our school could either sing it as a choir member or watch it as a viewer once in their collegiate career...Needless to say, I chose option 2 but J chose option 1. It was wonderful for both of us!

Here is one of my favorite parts (12):

Enough Said {Sung}:

Isaiah 9:1-7
To Us a Child Is Born
Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan-

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death; a light has dawned.

You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder.

For as in the day of Midian's defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor.

Every warrior's boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire.

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David's throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the LORD Almighty
will accomplish this.

2 people think...:

Natalie said...

Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments. I am so looking forward to this Christmas even if I am working 5 nights straight. It really is the best shift I could have gotten since I can come home to oepn presents with the girls and then go to bed and wake up for Christmas dinner. We will be surrounded with friends and family over the holidays and there is nothing better than that.

This song is wonderful. I can see how both listening to and being part of the choir would be wonderful and so emotional for both of you!

Here is hoping you and J and Cutie Face have a wonderful Christmas. Thinking of you and feeling blessed also to have found YOU as a bloggy friend. Blessings,

Life with Kaishon said...

That is beautiful. What college did you go to? I went to Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit Pa. I loved college. Definitely the 4 most fun years of my life : )