The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us. O come, let us worship. Alleluia
First Sunday after Christmas
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The Sussex carol, first published in 1684 by Luke Wadding, an Irish bishop; rediscovered and written down by Ralph Vaughan Williams, who heard it being sung a lady in Sussex. Played by Allan Alexander.
On Christmas night all Christians sing
All you big things, bless the Lord
Almighty God and Father of light, a child is born to us an a Son is given to us. Your eternal Word leapt down from heaven in the silent watches of the night, and now your Church is filled with wonder at the nearness of God. Open our hearts to receive his life and increase our vision with the rising of dawn, that our lives may be filled with his glory and his peace, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
May the Lord, who has called out of darkness into his marvellous light, bless us and fill us with peace. Amen.