URC Daily Devotion 31st December

It came upon the midnight clear,That glorious song of old,From angels bending near the earth,To touch their harps of gold:“Peace on the earth, goodwill to all,From heaven’s all-gracious King.”The world in solemn stillness lay,To hear the angels sing.Still through the cloven skies they come,With peaceful wings unfurled,And still their heavenly music floatsO’er all the weary […]

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URC Daily Devotion 30th December

John was a member of the Wyclif family of Richmond in Yorkshire and was born in about the year 1330. He was a fellow of Merton College Oxford, and Master of Balliol, but his expulsion from the Wardenship of Canterbury Hall (later incorporated into Christ Church) in favour of a monastic foundation led to a […]

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URC Daily Devotion 29th December

Who would think that what was neededTo transform and save the earthMight not be a plan or army,Proud in purpose, proved in worth?Who would think, despite derision,That a child should lead the way?God surprises earth with heaven,Coming here on Christmas Day.Shepherds watch and wise men wonder,Monarchs scorn and angels sing;Such a place as none would […]

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URC Devotion 28th December

Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,By, by, lully, lullay.Lullay, Thou little tiny Child.By, by, lully, lullay.O sisters, too, how may we do,For to preserve this day;This poor Youngling for whom we sing,By, by, lully, lullay. Herod the King, in his raging,Charged he hath this day;His men of might, in his own sight,All children young, to slay. […]

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URC Daily Devotion 27th December

O Come, all ye faithful,joyful and triumphant,O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem:come and behold himborn the King of angels:O come, let us adore him (x3)Christ the Lord. God of God,Light of light,lo, he abhors not the virgin’s womb;very God,begotten, not created: See how the shepherds,summoned to the cradle,leaving their flocks, draw nigh to […]

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URC Daily Devotion for Boxing Day

Good King Wenceslas looked outOn the feast of StephenWhen the snow lay round aboutDeep and crisp and evenBrightly shone the moon that nightThough the frost was cruelWhen a poor man came in sightGath’ring winter fuel”Hither, page, and stand by meIf thou know’st it, tellingYonder peasant, who is he?Where and what his dwelling?”“Sire, he lives a […]

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URC Daily Devotion for Christmas Day

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 […]

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URC Daily Devotion Christmas Eve

Silent night, holy night,All is calm, all is brightRound yon virgin mother and child.Holy infant, so tender and mild,Sleep in heavenly peace,Sleep in heavenly peace.Silent night, holy night,Shepherds quake at the sight;Glories stream from heaven afar,Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!Christ the Saviour is born,Christ the Saviour is born! Silent night, holy night,Son of God, love’s pure […]

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Daily Devotion 23rd December

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!Let earth receive her King;Let every heart prepare him room,and heaven and nature sing.And Heaven and nature sing,And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.Joy to the world, the Saviour reigns!Let all their songs employ;while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plainsrepeat the sounding joy.Repeat the sounding joy,Repeat, repeat, […]

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URC Daily Devotion 22nd December

Comfort, comfort now my people;speak of peace – so says your God.Comfort those who sit in darkness,burdened by a heavy load.To Jerusalem proclaim:God shall take away your shame.Now get ready to recover;guilt and suffering are over.Hear the herald’s proclamationIn the desert far and near,calling all to true repentance,telling that the Lord is near.Oh that warning […]

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