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O ye beneath life’s crushing load

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in discipleship | 1 comment

O ye beneath life’s crushing load

Last Sunday, as we gathered together as the church, we sang a few songs together, among other things.

We sang some traditional Christmas songs, and we sang a few songs that are not “Christmas” songs.

But, one of the songs that we sang was “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.” I was surprised by some of the lyrics… surprised in a good way.

For example, I really appreciated the third verse:

O ye beneath life’s crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow;
Look now, for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing;
Oh rest beside the weary road
And hear the angels sing.

So, to all of you who find yourself “beneath life’s crushing load,” there’s good news! It’s the same good news that the angels sang about: God’s son is here!

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  1. 12-13-2010

    Life’s crushing load.

    Amen – God’s Son is here!

    For believers…
    True Peace is NOT the absence of war or challenges.
    True Peace IS the “presence of Jesus” in the midst of the war and challenges.