Silent Sunday

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December CDP Theme Day

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Santa bearing gifts in Beijing at a mall

It’s fitting that December’s theme is gift. Here’s a scroll one of my classes gave me. One of the students, whom the others thought was the best calligrapher made it.

I’m posting this online to get a translation. I’ll update this when I get it. I do believe it’s a positive

To see some other wonderful gifts from around the world, click here.

God is with Us!

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Christmas Day, South Cathedral, Beijing.

Merry Christmas, one and all.

O Holy Night

O holy night!
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary soul rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh night divine

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
Here come the wise men from Orient land
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born to be our friend

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name

At church I learned that this carol was written by a piano seller. A pastor worked to get a new organ. He sought to involve as many people in his small villageĀ as possible. He asked the piano seller, who rarely went to church, to write a song and this was the result