"Let every heart prepare him room." The poet is Frances Havergal whose most
well known hymn is probably "Take My Life and Let It Be."
Jesus came! - and came for me.
Simple words! and yet expressing
Depths of holy mystery,
Depths of wondrous love and blessing.
Holy Spirit, make me see
All His coming means for me;
Take the things of Christ, I pray,
Show them to my heart today.
- Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)
[For a short biography of this poet and hymnwriter (including some MIDI
files), take a look at <
SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL "CHRISTMAS" TEXTS
Margaret Clarkson, "Gathered Round Your Table,"
Richard Crashaw, "The Coming Child,"
Timothy Dudley-Smith, "Exult, O Morning Stars Aflame,"
George Herbert, "Christmas," www.biblechurch.org/WQOTW/1998_WQs/WQ120898.txt
Frank Houghton, "Thou Who Wast Rich,"
Laurence Housman, "And the Word Was Made Flesh,"
C. S. Lewis, "Christmas," www.biblechurch.org/WQOTW/1995_WQs/WQ122095.txt
C. S. Lewis, "The Nativity," www.biblechurch.org/WQOTW/1998_WQs/WQ122298.txt
Ulrich Schaffer, "Christmas," www.biblechurch.org/WQOTW/1996_WQs/WQ122496.txt
Have a great week,
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina