Mighty is Our God Today’s hymn is more of a contemporary song. We chose it because it went along with Pastor’s Encouragement for the Day. You can listen to both below

Pastor Heidorn’s encouragement for today is based on Psalm 42 and so we wanted to share a song that is based on that psalm. Listen to Pastor Heidorn’s encouragement here: and here is the song of the day

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear This history behind the hymn was written by Bill DagleEdmund Sears was born on April 6, 1810, in Sandisfield, Massachusetts. In the next 66 years, he would graduate from Union College in Schenectady, New York, receive a doctor’s degree from Harvard and pastor three small churches in Wayland, Lancaster […]

Joy to the World This history behind the hymn was written by Bill DagleIt’s been said that “joy” is the keynote of the entire Christmas season, for God Himself came to this world and provided a means whereby sinful man might live eternally in heaven.To remind ourselves of this wonderful truth, we joyfully sing, “Joy […]

Hark the Herald Angels Sing This write up on the history of this carol was done by: Bill DagleIn 1627, the English Puritan parliament abolished the celebration of Christmas and all other “worldly festivals.” For the remainder of the seventeenth century and well into the eighteenth, hymn carols were hard to come by, but there […]

This is one of Gretchen’s favorite hymn’s that we sang here on Christmas Eve this year. The hymn is one of the oldest in our hymnals. It was written in the 5th century based on a poem written by Marcus Aurelius Clemens Prudentias. The setting of this version is the traditional a capella giving it […]

O Holy Night The Story Behind O Holy Night O Holy Night was originally written by poet and author Placide Cappeau in 1843 southern France. The music for the song was composed by the prolific French composer and music critic, Adolphe Adam and in 1855 the song was translated from French to English by John […]

Silent Night In 1816 the text to Silent Night was written by Fr. Joseph Mohr in Mariapfarr, Austria. The music to Silent Night was composed in 1818 by Franz Gruber. Silent Night was first played at St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. Fr. Mohr had originally written the song to be accompanied by a guitar […]

Prepare the Royal Highway Verse 1 Prepare the royal highway; The king of kings is near! Let ev’ry hill and valley A level road appear! Then greet the King of Glory Foretold in sacred story Hosanna to the Lord, For He fulfills God’s Word! Verse 2 God’s people, see Him coming; Your own eternal king! […]