Hope College Christmas Vespers 2019

Hope College Christmas Vespers 2019


(soft orchestral music) ♪ Ooh ♪ Lo, how a Rose e’er ♪ Blooming ♪ From tender stem hath sprung ♪ Of Jesse’s lineage coming ♪ As men of old have sung ♪ Ooh ♪ It came a floweret bright ♪ Ooh ♪ Amid the cold of winter ♪ When half-spent
was the night ♪ ♪ Once in royal David’s city ♪ Stood a lowly cattle shed ♪ Where a mother laid her baby ♪ In a manger for his bed ♪ Mary was that mother mild ♪ Jesus Christ,
her little child ♪ ♪ He came down to
earth from heaven ♪ ♪ Who is God and Lord of all ♪ And his shelter was a stable ♪ And his cradle was a stall ♪ With the poor, and
mean, and lowly ♪ ♪ Lived on earth
our Savior holy ♪ ♪ And through all his
wondrous childhood ♪ ♪ He would honor and obey ♪ Love and watch
the lowly maiden ♪ ♪ In whose gentle arms he lay ♪ Christian children
all must be ♪ ♪ Mild, obedient, good as he ♪ For he is our
childhood’s pattern ♪ ♪ Day by day like us he grew ♪ He was little,
weak and helpless ♪ ♪ Tears and smiles
like us he knew ♪ ♪ And he feeleth
for our sadness ♪ ♪ And he shareth
in our gladness ♪ ♪ And our eyes at
last shall see him ♪ ♪ Through his own
redeeming love ♪ ♪ For that child so
dear and gentle ♪ ♪ Is our Lord in heav’n above ♪ And he leads his children on ♪ To the place
where he is gone ♪ ♪ Not in that poor
lowly stable ♪ ♪ With the oxen standing by ♪ We shall see him,
but in heaven ♪ ♪ Set at God’s
right hand on high ♪ ♪ When like stars his
children crowned all ♪ ♪ In white shall wait around (soft drum music) ♪ Keep your lamps
trimmed and burning ♪ ♪ Keep your lamps
trimmed and burning ♪ ♪ Keep your lamps
trimmed and burning ♪ ♪ The time is drawing nigh ♪ Keep your lamps
trimmed and burning ♪ ♪ Keep your lamps
trimmed and burning ♪ ♪ Keep your lamps
trimmed and burning ♪ ♪ The time is drawing nigh ♪ Children, don’t get weary ♪ Children, don’t get weary ♪ Children, don’t get weary ♪ ‘Till your work is done ♪ Children, don’t get weary ♪ Children, don’t get weary ♪ Children, don’t get weary ♪ ‘Till your work is done ♪ Christian, journey
soon be over ♪ ♪ Christian, journey
soon be over ♪ ♪ Christian, journey
soon be over ♪ ♪ The time is drawing nigh ♪ Christian, journey
soon be over ♪ ♪ Christian, journey
soon be over ♪ ♪ Christian, journey
soon be over ♪ ♪ The time is drawing nigh ♪ Keep your lamps
trimmed and burning ♪ ♪ Keep your lamps
trimmed and burning ♪ ♪ Keep your lamps
trimmed and burning ♪ ♪ The time is drawing nigh ♪ Keep your lamps
trimmed and burning ♪ ♪ Keep your lamps
trimmed and burning ♪ ♪ Keep your lamps
trimmed and burning ♪ ♪ The time is drawing nigh (cheerful orchestral music) ♪ The tree of life
my soul hath seen ♪ ♪ Laden with fruit
and always green ♪ ♪ The trees of
nature fruitless ♪ ♪ Be compared with
Christ the Appletree ♪ ♪ Ooh ♪ His beauty doth
all things excel ♪ ♪ By faith I know,
but ne

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