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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

a little Christmas gift, from my heart to you.

Merry Christmas, sweet friends!

My prayer for you this Christmas is that you are full to the brim with God's peace, joy, and love. That you are surrounded by those you love. And that your heart is reminded and renewed by the truth of Jesus' birth - the reason we celebrate, the reason we have hope, the reason our sins are forgiven, the reason we can smile. 


So... a while ago, I told you I had a little pressie for you for Christmas. From my heart to yours, may you be encouraged by this song - by the truth of it. I recorded this several years ago with my sister who sang harmony, and our mama who played the piano - along with our old church's worship team. Music and singing has always been such a huge part of my life, something that I haven't shared much here on my blog. So I thought it would be fun and hopefully encouraging for you to have a listen! 

 In all honesty, this song was never one of my favorite Christmas carols. When I was asked to sing it on my worship team the year we recorded it, I did it happily but asked the Lord to reveal to my heart the meaning behind the song, to give me a passion for singing it. He did. If you really listen and pay attention to the lyrics, they are so beautiful and profound. I created this little lyric video so that you can see the lyrics printed out, hopefully realizing afresh how amazing the birth of Christ is for the world. I love how it talks about those who under "life's crushing load" - like you and I, who may be weary of this life "with painful steps and slow." And how the song proclaims for us to look for the "glad and golden hours" coming swiftly, the hope in Christ - the hope of eternity and heaven. 

Friend, may you find time this Christmas to "rest beside the weary road and hear the angels sing" to remember the wonder of salvation through Jesus, and the fullness of joy in His presence! 

My little gift, from my heart to yours: 




Love you all so much! 

Have a very merry little Christmas.


XO

Erin


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33 comments:

  1. You have the most beautiful voice, Erin! Your talent never ends! I am so absolutely, incredibly blessed to call you a good friend... Thank you for sharing this!

    Merry, merry CHRISTmas! XOXOXOXO!

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  2. AHHHHH!!! I am in love with your voices!!! BEST christmas gift ever!!! =) =)
    You are SO talented friend! =) I really hope you record an album SOON! =)
    Much Love!
    L

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  3. Your voice is soo beautiful, Erin! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I really enjoyed hearing you. So beautiful.

    Have a wonderful Christmas, girl! Love you!!

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  4. ...Really though, that was soooo beautiful.

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  5. Oh you clever girlee! Thank you so much for sharing that song with us - my favourite line was the one about the days wearing on... I cannot afford to forget, miss or take my eyes of Jesus. The days are too short...
    Merry Christmas to you tooooo!
    Love you muchly!
    xo Rachael

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  6. What a beautiful gift. You all have such beautiful voices & I love the song. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
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  7. Lovely blog, Erin. Thanks for the comment love. Looking forward to your next post! ~Rebekah

    www.rebekah.diaddigo.com

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  8. Oh Erin, SO beautiful! I love that song! Your voice is amazing, and I'm so glad you used your God-given gift to spread the word of Jesus. I hope you had a merry Christmas girl! Love ya :)

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  9. Erin your voice is so beautiful. What a lovely way to praise :) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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  10. MERRY CHRISTMAS(: and i love that song<3

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  11. Beautiful Erin, you really have a sweet voice! Merry Christmas to you too:)!

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  12. wow. I teared up. It was like meeting you for the first time. I loved it, Erin. You have an absolutely beautiful voice. :)

    xo!
    Jennifer

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  13. Erin, you have such a beautiful voice! I loved this! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  14. Thank you for sharing this!
    One day I will be brave enough to sing for everyone on my blog. Haha.
    xoxo,
    Sierra
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

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  15. Your voice is beautiul! But not at all what I expected it to sound like! Haha! =) It is amazing though! I really enjoyed this! Thank you! =)
    Alesha <3
    aleshablessed.com

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  16. Hi! You have a very beautiful voice:) Nice to meet you and Merry Christmas to you!

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  17. LOVE, LOVE your blog!
    What a beauty you are, inside and out!
    Hugs,
    Crystal

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  18. Such a beautiful version - thanks for sharing your gift : )

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  19. What a sweet voice you have:) This just brought tears to my eyes:)
    Thanks so very much for sharing this, I truly enjoyed it.
    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

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  20. What a beautiful and encouraging post! And also what a beautiful song! You did such a great job!

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    follow me back!
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  22. HOLY COW! Girl, YOU ARE GOOD! :-) Thank you for such a great song! :-) Found you through Casey! :-) Happy New Year!

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  23. BEAUTIFUL! Dropping by from the Almost Friday Thursday blog hop...following you now.

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls
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  24. Really nice posts dear and i liked that sweater design very much...
    Burun Esteti─či

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  25. WOW! Gorgeous, girl... your voice is amazing and not what I imagined. Keep singing, don't let the past keep you from sharing God's gift. :)
    xo
    Alanna

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  28. YOUR VOICE IS SO BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for sharing this Erin

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  29. Whoa. Goosebumps... girl, you have a gift.

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sweet friends, share your heart.

"kind words are like honey...sweet..and healing.." -proverbs 16:24.

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