December 25, 2008

On A Night Like This

After last night's Christmas Eve service, I wanted to post the words to a song written by our Minister of Worship, Kerry Conner. I was only going to post some phrases, but love it in its entirety - 

On A Night Like This
A Baby shivered
When first he felt the evening's cool caress
The creator of the cosmos clothed in flesh
But he must have warmed at the tender touch of a mother's kiss
As the young girl held the Savior in her arms
On a night like this.

The shepherds shuddered
When they heard the host proclaim that peace had come
They left their flocks to seek the virgin's son
They heard the angels sing
In the sparkling midnight mist
And their hearts leaped as they gazed upon the child
On a night like this.

Chorus:
On a night like this
Everything was changed
The Father sent his son to pay our debt
On a night like this
Our ransom was arranged
Because the hand of God became a baby's fist
On a night like this.

The darkness shattered
As the brilliance of a new star split the night
To announce the bold invasion of the light
And there must have been a groan
From the heart of the abyss
Because the chilly hand of death would lose it's grip
On a night like this

The Spirit quickens
And a spark of faith can fan into a fire
A lonely soul can find its true desire
Because Immanuel has come
And he offers us the gift
A restless heart need never stay the same 
On a night like this.

Chorus:
On a night like this 
Everything can change
There's no wound too deep and dark for race to heal
On a night like this
Love can break the cruellest chains
Because the hand of God became a baby's fist
On a night like this
Everything can change
On a night like this
Our ransom was arranged
On a night like this
Everything can change
On a night like this
Love can break the cruellest chains 
On a night like this.

Though written and produced in 1992 by Kerry, it's recorded by his friend Debbie Milligan on her album "Teach Me to Dance in the Rain". Her website is www.healingwings.com

Art The Nativity by Salvador Dali
Adoration of the Shepherds, unknown, and then El Greco
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