The Song of Eternity

1 John 4:9-10 New International Version (NIV) 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Simeon’s Song

Isaiah 9:1-3 New International Version (NIV) 9 [a]Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan— 2 The people walking in darkness […]

The Angels’ Song: Gloria in Excelsis

Micah 5:2-5 New International Version (NIV) 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,     though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah, out of you will come for me     one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old,     from ancient times.” 3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned     until the time when she who is in labor bears a son, […]

Zechariah’s Song: Benedictus

Malachi 3:1-4 New International Version (NIV) 3 “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LordAlmighty. 2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s […]

Mary’s story. Mary’s song.

Zephaniah 3:14-17 New International Version (NIV) 14 Sing, Daughter Zion;     shout aloud, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,     Daughter Jerusalem! 15 The Lord has taken away your punishment,     he has turned back your enemy. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you;     never again will you fear any harm. 16 On that day     they will say to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, […]

Luke and the Songs of the Season

Jeremiah 33:14-16 New International Version (NIV) 14 “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah. 15 “‘In those days and at that time     I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line;     he will do what is just and right in the land. 16 In those days […]

Philippians 4:10-20 New International Version (NIV) Thanks for Their Gifts 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what […]

Philippians 4:8-9 New International Version (NIV) 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will […]

Finding Joy in the Journey: Prayer and Thanksgiving

Philippians 4 New International Version (NIV) Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity 4 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! 2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mindin the Lord. 3 Yes, and I ask […]