Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Faith Songs Hop

Greetings All!

Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by and today we are worshipping the King and the reason for the season! I am so excited I love to listen to music and Christmas songs well they get started in November after Thanksgiving...hehe....I know alot of you have your favorites you love each year at this special time...we have to remember the one we really celebrate and love and who is the true reason of the season! Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

The sponsor for the blog hop is Jillian Vance Design...
The rules for the giveaway are on Kari's blog so make sure you start HERE first. The prize is her Christmas Blessings stamp set and Pear Pins. If you came from Zenita's blog then you are on the track.

Thanks and here is the line up in case you get lost and well we don't want that have fun hopping and getting in the mood for Christmas!

6. Susan -<-- YOU ARE HERE 

For me Christmas is a wondrous time of year. It was not about the presents that I received or the food that we ate. The whole story of birth of our Lord and Savior brought me such joy. Christmas is just a special time of year due to the birth of a babe that held so much promise. It was such a miracle that the angels sang. So my song choice was "Joy to the World". I wanted to share how this song came about:

"The words and lyrics of the old Christmas carol 'Joy to the World' were written in 1719 by Isaac Watts (1674-1748). The father of John Watts was a Non-conformist and so extreme were his views that he was imprisoned twice. His father's influence over Isaac was demonstrated when he choose to attend Non­conformist Academy at Stoke Newington in preference to a University. Watts was ordained as a Pastor of an Independent congregation. He wrote many hymns and Carols and was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree by the the University of Edinburgh in 1728. The music to the carol is by George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)." Here is my digital card. I have to show it in two pieces as I was unable to print it out in time:
I used Creative Memories Storybook Creator to make my digital card. If you want to try this program FREE for 30 days, you can click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you and yours a "Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! " Your next stop is Jen Y. Until next time....