The Worship Quote of the Week for (12/21/1999):

"Christmas Day"
Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is a short Christmas text, once again, on the theme
"Let every heart prepare him room." The poet is Frances Havergal whose most
well known hymn is probably "Take My Life and Let It Be."

Jesus came! - and came for me.
Simple words! and yet expressing
Depths of holy mystery,
Depths of wondrous love and blessing.
Holy Spirit, make me see
All His coming means for me;
Take the things of Christ, I pray,
Show them to my heart today.

- Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)

[For a short biography of this poet and hymnwriter (including some MIDI
files), take a look at <>.]


Margaret Clarkson, "Gathered Round Your Table,"

Richard Crashaw, "The Coming Child,"

Timothy Dudley-Smith, "Exult, O Morning Stars Aflame,"

George Herbert, "Christmas,"

Frank Houghton, "Thou Who Wast Rich,"

Laurence Housman, "And the Word Was Made Flesh,"

C. S. Lewis, "Christmas,"

C. S. Lewis, "The Nativity,"

Ulrich Schaffer, "Christmas,"

Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina