Saturday, December 11, 2010

A French Carol for Advent


People , look east. The time is near of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able, trim the hearth and set the table.
People, look east, and sing today--Love, the Guest, is on the way.

Angels announce with shouts of mirth him who brings new life to earth.
Set ev'ry peak and valley humming with the word, the Lord is coming.
People, look east, and sing today--Love, the Lord, is on the way.
                                                     
                                                                     Text: Eleanor Farjeon, 1881-1965


19 comments:

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Beautiful! I am so happy you shared this!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

So lovely Becky.... a beautiful Advent! xxx Julie

Beach House Living said...

A lovely advent. Thank you for sharing. Hope all is well and thanks so much for commenting on my blog.

Stacey Dawn said...

Whoo hoo!! "Love, the Lord is on His way!!"

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I've forgotten to set out my advent wreath and candles. Lost in the shuffle, I guess. Thank you. Beautiful post.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh Becky let those angels fly into my space....

Thanks for al your wonderful comments lately the lifted me big time....hugs D.

mise said...

Eleanor was a blogger before her time. I like her words about making the house homely. I'm told homely means ugly in the US, whereas here it's cosy and inviting - is there a better word for that there?

S. Etole said...

What beauty as we watch and wait.

ELK said...

this is a lovely hymn we sing at our church as well!

Laura said...

I'm looking east today, Becky. Thanks for the reminder. Beautiful carol...

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love all the carols at this time of year. Lovely :)

RuneE said...

Very fitting photo for the Carol or the other way around :-)

Dimple said...

The carol is one I am not familiar with, thanks for posting! I also really enjoyed the Hungarian carol, and am heading for the others you have on your sidebar soon!

Anne Marie said...

beautiful! I haven't heard of that one......
have a peaceful Advent Becky!!
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Leslie said...

This is a lovely carol!

B. Meandering said...

Such a lovely carol to share with us. The picture is beautiful---I like how you've given us a portion of the holder. It looks quite lovely--an old world look--fitting for a French carol. :)

Linda P said...

This is a new carol to me. The words are so meaningful. I would love to know the tune so that I could sing this too.
Thank you for sharing this.

Ron Letnes said...

Candles draw us towards each other, towards God. Such is Advent: drawing us towards Jesus. Yes.
Peace! Ron

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are an expert in this field, you really got some great points there, thanks.

- Robson