My friend, Suzette, is doing these wonderful Wednesday night lessons for the kids on Jesus as King. She found a poem written by James Montgomery in 1800’s and thought it would be great to have the kids recite it as part of our Christmas season. I thought it was a great idea because I just love it when the kids are up in front of our church family.
I finally got some quiet time to read the poem and I have to admit, I panicked a little. It was written in Old English and I thought, “Uh oh.” The kids are gonna have a tough time memorizing this. Heck, adults would have a hard time memorizing this. BUT! God is good. I also immediately recognized it as the hymn, Angels from the Realms of Glory, a beautiful Christmas song that you too would probably recognize right away. The first stanza goes like this:
Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth.
Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.
Now, we’re talkin’! My co-teacher, Jo-Ellen and I sang and practiced it with our little class on Sunday morning. They picked right up on it. Whew! How about you? Do you love it when the kids are up in front? Share a memory at Lifting Her Voice, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
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