Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Thanks to all of you who have stopped by with your kind words on Grampie. Mum said it was nice that he was "Home for Christmas" his heavenly home that is. He is now with his loving wife, Mae who has been waiting for him for a furry long time, 23 years, for him to join her.

They sang this song at his funeral, the third verse is particularly good, Grampie has had his second birth.


Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ by highest heav'n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris'n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"


For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he was of the house and lineage of David,) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
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.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. Luke 2: 1-20 (KJV)
Meow

Merry Christmas
God Bless You All.
Derby, Ducky
&
Mum

22 comments:

Ayla and Iza, said...

Mewrry Crissymouse Day to you an yer Beins!

Chesney Cats said...

We know it will be sad for your mom but we hope she can find some joy in the day. Merry Christmas!!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Peace to you this Christmas... purrs and headbutts.

cwcwccw said...

Merry Christmas!!

joanne, jane, jill, johnny, jay boy, jasmine & capu from Singapore

Simba said...

Beautiful post, about the true meaning of Cristmas. God Bless.

Katnip Lounge said...

What a wonderful, joyous song to sing at a funeral. A great choice. We are happy that Grampie is home for Christmas with his beloved Mae.
Ducky and Derby, we loves you guys so much! Have a Merry Christmas with your Mum, and give her purrs and headbutts from all of us.

xxoo Your Pals at the Katnip Lounge

Random Felines said...

Merry Christmas. Mom just read about your grampie and we are very sorry you had to spend Christmas without him....

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Peace and purrs this Christmas.

fivecats said...

We like the "Home for the Holidays" reference. Very nice.

Merry Christmas, and purrs, to all.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Merry Christmas to you all. And to your Grampie who has gone home for eternity.

Grrreta said...

Lovely post. We're so sorry to hear the sad news about your Grampie. We're sending you comforting hugs and purrs this Christmas.

MoMo said...

Peace be with you all at Christmas. Thankyou for winning a prize for me!!!!

Eric and Flynn said...

This Christmas will be sad, but we wish you a peaceful one.

Save Moki said...

Merry Kissmas! We's hoping you got lots of presents, had muchie yummy foods, and enjoyed de good company of family and friends!

Furkidsmom said...

Merry Christmas! We know it is sad without your Grampie, but he's spending his first Christmas in Heaven and that has to be quite a special celebration.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

TK and Squashies said...

We hopes you had a good day kits. We is glad to hear the good news, you reminds us.

Mr Puddy said...

Peace be with you at this Christmas, especially your mom.
And Merry Christmas !

Purrs + Kisses
Puddy

Kimo and Sabi said...

We hope you had a lovely Christmas!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

We hopesez dats your dad in heavfun iz looking down on you all & watchin' ovefur you.

Sendin' love & praryerz,
Dr Tweety

The Creek Cats said...

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!
XOXO
The Creek Cats and Maggie May

William said...

Home for Christmas indeed. Peace be with all of you.

The Furry Bambinos said...

That was a beautiful post.

Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel (& fosters Sunny and Sky)