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Jesus came for you and for me!

BibleGateway: Luke 2:1-14

ESV Text: Luke 2:1-14

KJV Text:

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     1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

     8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 100:
Christians, Sing out with Exultation

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1. Christians, sing out with exultation 
And praise your Benefactor’s name! 
Today the Author of salvation, 
The Father’s Well-beloved, came. 
Of undefiled virgin mother 
An Infant, all divine, was born, 
And God Himself became your Brother 
Upon this happy Christmas morn. 

2. In Him eternal might and power 
To human weakness hath inclined; 
And this poor Child brings richest dower 
Of gifts and graces to mankind. 
While here His majesty disguising, 
A servant’s form the Master wears, 
Behold the beams of glory rising 
E’en from His poverty and tears. 

3. A stable serves Him for a dwelling 
And for a bed a manger mean; 
Yet o’er His head, His advent telling, 
A new and wondrous star is seen. 
Angels rehearse to men the story, 
The joyful story, of His birth; 
To Him they raise the anthem — “Glory 
To God on high and peace on earth!” 

4. For through this holy incarnation 
The primal curse is done away; 
And blessed peace o’er all creation 
Hath shed its pure and gentle ray. 
Then, in that heavenly concert joining, 
0 Christian men, with one accord, 
Your voices tunefully combining, 
Salute the birthday of your Lord.