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December 25
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Episcopal
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and to be born [this day] of a pure virgin: Grant that we, who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom with you and the same Spirit be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Lessons

Theme/Description

Isaiah 52:7-10

Messenger announces peace and brings good news—“Your God reigns!”

Psalm 98

The Lord has made known his victory.

Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)

God’s Son is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and He sustains all things by his powerful word.

John 1:1-14

In the beginning was the Word…

Christmas carols are certainly fine for Christmas Day, however, it is preferred to stay away from the "this night" carols and carols about the coming of the magi.

First Choice Selections--excellent fit with lesson(s) and Sunday theme

Source Title Author Tune Lesson Source
H82 107 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice (Good Christian Men, Rejoice), (Good Christians All, Rejoice) Latin; tr Neale In dulci jubilo Seasonal
H82 87 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Wesley Mendelssohn Seasonal
H82 85/86 O Savior of Our Fallen Race Latin; tr Doan  Christie, Redemptor omnium/Gonfalon Royal John
H82 88 Sing, O Sing, This Blessed Morn Wordsworth England's Lane John

Second Choice Selections--a tie to the lesson(s) or Sunday theme can be seen

Source Title Author Tune Lesson Source
H82 91 Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light Rist; tr st 1 Troutbeck Ermuntre dich Seasonal
H82 106 Christians, Awake! Byrom Yorkshire Seasonal
H82 97 Dost Thou in a Manger Lie Mauburn; tr. Charles and others Dies est laetitia Hebrews
H82 77 From East to West Seduliust; tr Ellerton  Von Himmel kam der Engel Schar Seasonal
H82 105 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen London carol God Rest You Merry Seasonal
H82 112 In the Bleak Midwinter Rossetti Cranham Seasonal
H82 100 Joy to the World Watts Antioch Seasonal
H82 81 Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Sts 1,2 German; tr Baker; st 3 Layritz  tr. Spaeth  Es ist ein Ros John
H82 84 Love Came Down at Christmas Rossetti Gartan Seasonal
H82 108 Now Yield We Thanks and Praise Robbins  Was frag' nach der Welt John
H82 83 O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) Wade; tr Oakeley, and others Adeste Fideles John
H82 82 Of the Father's Love Begotten Prudentius; tr Neale, Baker Divinum mysterium John
H82 640 Watchman, Tell Us of the Night Bowring Aberystwyth Isaiah, John

Third Choice Selections--these are a stretch to connect them to the lesson(s)

Source Title Author Tune Lesson Source
H82 93 Angels from the Realms of Glory Montgomery Regent Square Hebrews
H82 96 Angels We Have Heard on High Traditional French Carol, tr Cadwick Gloria Seasonal
H82 99 Go, Tell It on the Mountain Spiritual, adapt Work Go Tell It on the Mountain Seasonal
H82 89/90 It Came upon a Midnight Clear Sears Carol/Noel Seasonal
H82 92 On This Day Earth Shall Ring Piae Cantione; tr Joseph Personent hodie Seasonal
H82 102 Once in Royal David's City Alexander; H82 st 3  McCrady Irby Seasonal
H82 109 The First Nowell English carol The First Nowell Hebrews
H82 114 Twas in the Moon of Wintertime de Brebeuf; tr Middleton Jesous Ahatonhia OR Une Jeune Pucelle Seasonal
H82 115 What Child is This? Dix Greensleeves Seasonal
H82 491 Where Is this Stupendous Stranger Smart Kit Smart Hebrews
WLP 726 Where Is this Stupendous Stranger Smart Mariposa Hebrews