Monday, December 24, 2012

“Which shall be to all people.”

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And there were in the same country
Shepherds abiding in the field,
Keeping watch over their flock by night.

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.

And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy,
Which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day
In the city of David
A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe
Wrapped in swaddling clothes,
Lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel
A multitude of the heavenly host
Praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace,
Good will toward men.