‘Quiet as an Angel’s Wing’

O spirit of the living God, draw close to us now,
That we may hear the touch of angel wings as they pass

These words were part of our church’s call to worship yesterday (Christmas) morning. I immediately wrote down “Quiet as an angel’s wing” and started writing the song below. I’m afraid I didn’t get much out of the rest of the service except that this song was about 3/4ths of the way done when the service finished. As always God supplied the words and the melody. This morning I actually changed that first line so it fit with the rest of the song, but I’ve decided to leave the name as I first wrote it down.

Merry Christmas!!! 

May you feel and recognize God’s blessings in your life today and always!


‘Quiet as an Angel’s Wing’

Quiet were the angel’s wings,
Hovering o’er the shepherds flock,
Waiting for that special moment,
When to this world, God’s gift is brought
In Bethlehem, not far away
The baby’s first cry sounds
The voice that will change ev’rything
Proof God’s love still abounds
The heavenly choir breaks forth in song
God’s praises they proclaim
The nations all will bow one day
At the sound of Jesus’ name
The shepherds tremble in the night
Overcome with fear and fright
The angel leader’s voice is heard
Pronouncing these amazing words

Luke 2:10-14
… Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
[11] For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
[12] And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
[13] And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
[14] Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Joyful as they made their way,
Along, anticipating
Toward the city home of David
And the wonder there awaiting
In Bethlehem, they found the Child
A manger was his bed
The babe that will change everything
On hay he rests his head
The shepherds kneel and raise their hands
God’s praises they proclaim
They worship Him, the Holy Child
At his feet their lives are changed
They tell the story far and wide
Through the towns and countryside
The angels’ words became our songs
Join us as we sing along

(Chorus to ‘Angels We Have Heard On High’)
Glo-o-o-o-o-O-o-o-o-o-O-o-o-o-o-O-ri-a in Ex-cel-sis De-o!
Glo-o-o-o-o-O-o-o-o-o-O-o-o-o-o-O-ri-a in Ex-cel-sis De-o!

Copyright December 25, 2011  John Lage, Jr.   All rights reserved.

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