This is the view from the windows of the family cabin in Northern Minnesota.  It is one of our most favorite places, filled with peace and tranquility.  The sunsets and sunrises are truly glorious, and light often dances on the ice.  We thought this photograph was a good match with another of our favorite Christmas Carols, O Holy Night.  Merry Christmas!

Photo by Pete Wuebker

Photo by Pete Wuebker

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
‘Til He appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees! O, hear the angels’ voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night Divine.

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here come the wise men from Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friend.

He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King, Behold your King.

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name.

Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.

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7 Responses to LED BY THE LIGHT . . .

  1. Debbie December 22, 2008 at 10:24 am #

    That’s another beautiful picture. O Holy Night is one of my favorite songs ever.

  2. Stacey / Create a Balance December 22, 2008 at 12:37 pm #

    This is a beautiful photo. I hope, one day, I will have such beauty outside of my windows.

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  3. Dot December 22, 2008 at 1:05 pm #

    I love this photo. I’ve been loving all of them, just didn’t realize comments were on.

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  4. Betsy Wuebker December 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm #

    Hi Debbie – Thank you. It captures the stillness and the cold, doesn’t it?

    Hi Stacey – Thanks. No one takes it for granted, that’s for sure.

    Hi Dot – Thank you. We’re glad you’re enjoying.

  5. Davina December 23, 2008 at 1:24 am #

    Ok Betsy, this has to be my favourite post of this series. This is one of my favourite carols and the photo is awesome. You are so lucky to have this view. Sigh.

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  6. Matthew Dryden December 23, 2008 at 1:42 am #

    Holy I love the contrast of the sun against the blue snow. Pretty!

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  7. Betsy Wuebker December 23, 2008 at 8:51 am #

    Hi Davina – Thank you. We are lucky indeed. We’ll be up there over the holidays with family.

    Hi Matthew – It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? Thanks.

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