This year’s devotional, “To You Is the Song” is based around a beautiful poem by Eileen Berry. We follow the texts of the Revised Common Lectionary from the First Sunday of Advent through the Day of Epiphany, bringing together personal reflections, hymns, and prayers along with full color original art.
This year’s devotional also includes these unique features based on the Lectionary texts:
- Children’s resources to help you bring the Season of Advent to life for young believers at church or at home
- Resources specially designed for small groups—Bible studies, prayer groups, accountability groups, etc.
- Resources specially designed for gathering people in homes around a common meal.
All of this is available in a free downloadable PDF that can be viewed on any computer or mobile device or printed. (Coming Soon)
In addition, we invite you to subscribe to The Advent Experience to receive daily email devotions from November 30 through January 8.
Share the journey from Advent to Epiphany. Share the “song”: a Savior is born!
“Carol of Joy”
By Eileen Berry –
Green leaves all fallen, withered and dry;
Brief sunset fading, dim winter sky.
Dark closing in…
Then, through the stillness, carols begin!
Oh fallen world, to you is the song–
Death holds you fast and night tarries long.
Jesus is born, your curse to destroy!
Sweet to your ears, a carol of Joy!
Pale moon ascending, solemn and slow;
Cold barren hillside, shrouded in snow;
Deep, empty valley veiled by the night;
Hear angel music–hopeful and bright!
Oh fearful world, to you is the song–
Peace with your God, and pardon for wrong!
Tidings for sinners, burdened and bound–
A carol of joy!
A Savior is found!
Earth wrapped in sorrow, lift up your eyes!
Thrill to the chorus filling the skies!
Look up sad hearted–witness God’s love!
Join in the carol swelling above!
Oh friendless world, to you is the song!
All Heaven’s joy to you may belong!
You who are lonely, laden, forlorn–
Oh fallen world!
Oh friendless world!
A Savior is born!
© 2007 Beckenhorst Press