An Evensong Note for Christmas Eve…

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Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart… filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.

~Bess Streeter Aldrich

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A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.


~Eva Logue

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This Christmas Eve day and night, dear friend…

Let us wrap up all the bustle,

Be conscious of Heavenly song falling over our hearts

Let it surround us, as a warming shawl,

Remember the One who sent His Son to give Himself away,

Light candles of praise and hope and His Glory within

Then raise them high with hymn

… to sing with the angels!

©  Pam Depoyan

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Pen & Ink drawings (except for the holly square) shown above: mine  (please do not copy without permission. See my copyright info button on the sidebar.  :)  )

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8 Responses to An Evensong Note for Christmas Eve…

  1. lynndmorrissey says:

    Pam, what a lovely Christmas Eve greeting. Because I am Protestant, I don’t attend church on Christmas unless it falls on a Sunday. So in some ways, from an experience of worship, I almost love Christmas Eve more. It will find us at a candlelight service, where so many beautiful carols will be sung–including some with gorgeous descants. Sheridan and I join in from the congregational pews because we happen to know them. We did that tonight at a wonderful Bach Society Christmas concert at our symphony hall. On two carols, the entire audience is asked to join in. So on the Sir David Willcocks arrangement of O Come All Ye Faithful, we sang the descant with the sopranos (despite that we were obviously not in the chorus!) I loved watching the singers process up and down the aisles with candles, lighting the dark hall . . . and lighting our hearts with their beautiful singing. Jesus is the light of this world, and the darkness here will never overcome Him. Never. Thank you for always sharing uplifting and light-filled blessings of hope through your beautiful words and artwork all year through. And of course, I recognize the drawing from last year’s lovely Christmas card, and the poem from Gounod’s famous song. I know you are familiar with The Bishop’s Wife. I thought your readers might like to hear the hymn sung in both English and the original French. It’s simply called Noel. Merry Christmas, dear Pam
    Love
    Lynni
    http://wn.com/the_robert_mitchell_boys_choir__o_sing_to_god_clip_from_the_bishop's_wife,1947
    And in the original French
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=noel+charles+gounod+you+tube&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-003

    • Wish I could go with you to that candlelight service! Sounds absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing all that detail and word picture! It lights my heart today. Yes, I fell in love with this music in The Bishop’s Wife… thanks for the link to the french version too. Such rich music! Beauteous candles of His Peace and Light and Hope to you on this Christmas Eve! Thanks, Lynni for all your encouraging words… as always 🙂

  2. welcomesue says:

    love the warming shawl of Jesus’ advent and God’s love. thank you for your words and art to remind me of both this Christmas Eve morning in California. next to you at Jennifer’s. merry christmas!

  3. Finding the thought in my heart that I’d like to be more like a candle than I am. Your drawings are amazing.

  4. Dawn Boyer says:

    Such beautiful drawings that share His joy! What a blessing. Thank you for sharing them with us here.
    Blessings and Merry Christmas!
    Dawn

    • Thank you, Dawn… I’m so blessed to know they speak Joy to you! I love color, but there is something crisp and tender to me about black and white too. Maybe it’s my love of classic old B&W movies, like Holiday Inn, too! Christmas and New year blessings to you too!!

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