"Once in Roy-al Da-vid's city stood a lowly
cattle shed, where a mother laid her ba- by
in a man- ger for his bed; Mary was that
mother- er mild, Je- sus Christ her little child.
He came down to earth from heaven, Who is GOD and
Lord of all; And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall; With the poor, and
mean, and lowly, Lived on earth our Saviour Holy.
And our eyes at last shall see Him, through His own re-
deem-ing love; for that child so dear and gentle
Is our LORD in heaven a- bove, And He leads His
children on To the place where He is gone. "
Written by Cecil Frances Alexander who lived from 1818-1895 and the music was written by Henry J. Gauntlett, who lived from 1805-1876. The Bible references for this song are from Luke 2:4-7 & 11-12. The beat of the music is set to 69-84 [on metronome ] . I sang this simple song easy enough by setting the beat on the metronome. It is a perfect song for children to sing.
Here are the details that were emailed to me about the event in Australia, and I received this email yesterday.
Victoria, Australia's Education Minister banned Christmas carols from public schools with quote : "Of course, the government hasn’t banned all Christmas carols, just those that refer to God. So while drab, contemporary Christmas songs such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be spared, the traditional carols — those that drip with a rich Christmas spirit — such as Once in Royal David’s City, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and O Come, All Ye Faithful are verboten in Victorian public schools. But it’s far bigger than all that. This is a cultural turning point. The Victorian government isn’t just banning Christmas carols; this is an attempt to strip away the meaning of Christmas. It’s an overt attack on one of the most significant events in the Christian calendar.
The decision goes to the heart of good education. Christmas, and all the ceremony and custom associated with it, has been a significant religious and cultural ritual for 1700 years. A ban on these traditions is a denial of our history. Suppressing aspects of the Christmas celebration denies a cultural heritage that has formed the basis of Western civilisation and that underpins our understanding of life and liberty.
A well-rounded education should include lessons on Christianity and its contribution to who we are today. We can’t expect the next generation to defend the values of Western civilisation if they don’t know what they are."
Of course, I am Christian, the Southern Baptist/Great Commission sort of Christian who believes the words of JESUS, as He spoke them after HE had risen from the dead and just prior to His ascending to heaven:
"And JESUS came and spake unto them, saying, 'all power is given unto Me in heaven and earth; go ye therefore and TEACH ALL NATIONS, baptizing them in THE NAME OF THE FATHER, and of THE SON, and of THE HOLY GHOST; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and Lo! I AM with you alway, even unto the end of the world. " Matthew 28:18-20,KJV.
I am doing what I can to teach Australia the good news that there is a Saviour and His name is Jesus, according to like chapter 2 in Holy Bible. I posted the words of most of Luke chapter 2 on another blog of mine at : https://words-that-work-LLP.blogspot.com, and I urge all to read them. The Bible is not copyrighted but my words, art I make and photos I photograph are copyrighted.
Thanks to my viewers/ readers in the United States, France, the Ukraine, and The United Kingdom.
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M is for Mother written by Gloria Poole :https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com/2014/05/m-is-for-mother-poem-by-gloria-poolern.html.
Real Women have babies written by Gloria Poole : https://prolife-nurse.blogspot.com/2014/05/both-mothers-day-poems-written-by.html
Memorial day tribute to my daddy written by Gloria Poole : https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com/2013/05/memorial-day-tribute-2013-to-my-father.html
Memorial day tribute for veterans and preborn humans written by Gloria Poole :https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com/2011/05/memorial-day-for-veterans-preborn.html
" "A tune and a tear" written by Gloria Poole, RN, artist [is the 2nd portion of this post: https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com/2011/05/memorial-day-for-veterans-preborn.html
Live the life you were intended written by Gloria Poole ,RN, artist is posted to this same blog [ https://tapestry-of-life-LLP.blogspot.com] so please scroll to June 20th 2015 post.
Concussion written by me Gloria Poole,RN, artist as a victim of that phenomenon but also as a Registered Nurse and posted it to my :
Real women have babies written by me Gloria Poole and posted [in archives] to my:
Also you can read more about who Jesus is on this blog of mine:
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This is one of my Christian cross necklaces, and my left hand as it looks this year, to show that I am a born again Christian and that I adhere to the commandments of GOd including the prohibition on making images of GOD. for more about what I believe, see another blog of mine at:
This is my University of Georgia display I made to remind all I am a graduate of University of Georgia's Terry College of Business .
This is the seal of my alma mater Georgia Baptist College of Nursing where I went too and graduated from, for nursing knowledge and I took state boards in state of Georgia years ago. I am Registered Professional Nurse with license in Missouri which is a compact state so my license allows other states to acknowledge my R.N. status.
This is my selfie of me Gloria Poole in spring 2014 but I look exactly the same. I still have brown hair and I still put it into a lop-sided pony-tail most of the time.
This is one of my photos of the U S flag to remind all that I am U S citizen by birth in state of Georgia with all civil liberties including the first amendment.
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