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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Merry Music 2011

 

I hope y’all are staying warm wherever you are.  It’s pretty chilly here tonight.  Brrrr!

Still no job but I’m trying to stay hopeful and not let the rejections get to me too much.  At least that’s what I’m trying to do.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll even get out of the house.  Or at least my pajamas.  If it’s you’re thing, any prayers you want to offer up would be greatly appreciated.  Anyways…

Last year I posted a few of my favorite Christmas songs.  My favorite Christmas songs are the ones that make you happy, bring out the good (in most people) and remind us what the season is about.  Some of them. Others are a little less reverent but still make me smile.  This song isn’t one of those less reverent ones but a beautiful story about someone who sometimes doesn’t get remembered as he should.  Here is the video and Rachel, I added the lyrics too just for you.

 

He was her man, she was his wife
And late one winter night
He knelt by her
As she gave birth
But it wasn't his child
It wasn't his child


Yet still he took him as his own
And as he watched him grow
It brought him joy
He loved that boy
But it wasn't his child
It wasn't his child


But like a father
He was strong and kind and good
And I believe he did his best
It wasn't easy for him
But he did all he could
His son was different from the rest
It wasn't his child
It wasn't his child


And when the boy became a man
He took his father's hand
And soon the world would all know why
It wasn't his child
It wasn't his child
And like his father


He was strong and kind and good
And I believe he did his best
It wasn't easy for him
But he did all he could
He grew up with his hands in wood
And He died with his hands in wood
He was God's child
He was God's child


He was her man, she was his wife
And late one winter night
He knelt by her
As she gave birth
But it wasn't his child
It was God's child

~ Lyrics and Music by Skip Ewing

I’ll have to elaborate one day on the respect and reverence Catholics have for St. Joseph.  It will take some explaining and probably clarification about saints and prayers to the saints but I think you’d find it interesting. 

Until next time…

5 comments:

Rachel said...

What beautiful lyrics. And such a genuine sincerity (redundant, sorry)... so touching!

(I know I fouled up about eleventy grammatical rules in two sentences, sorry).

Thank you for posting this... and for all you are doing to help bring the cause of those Morning Star babies forward. You are a blessing!

Praying for provision and employment and health and healing for you this Christmas.

Much love...

Susan said...

I love that song! And yes, St. Joseph has a special place in my heart..... when Steve was laid off, we always prayed to St. Joseph as a family for guidance and direction and to help Steve during a difficult time when he was unable to provide for our family.... and he always came through.

starnes family said...

We Catholics are particular in many things.....Mary, saints, etc.

ArtyMarti said...

Beautiful song. Thank you for sharing.

Mrs B said...

I'm writing this with tears in my eyes. What a beautiful song...

I was taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph and there was much emphasis put on the life of this humble man and the depth of faith that he possessed.

I never realized until I was an adult that there are so many who don't really know the man behind the Saint. Thank you for sharing this.

My husband was out of work for six months last year, so I understand how hard this is to go through. The love, prayers and support of family and friends, can be a great comfort.

Prayers for an end to this difficult time and for a Blessed Christmas,
~Mrs B