Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hear the Angels as they are singing

Matthew 2:10-11 - "They rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And... presented gifts to Him."

My stampin' Sister in Christ - Kris, challenged us to make a Christmas card. I have had this angel stamp for many years. As I as looking at the stamp and thinking about how I would make this card, I had a song going through my head. It is called "In the first light"  Here are the lyrics to that song.

 "In The First Light"

In the first light of a new day no one knew he had arrived
Things continued as they had been while a newborn softly cried
But the heavens wrapped in wonder knew the meaning of his birth
In the weakness of a baby they knew God had come to earth

As his mother held him closely it was hard to understand
That her baby, not yet speaking, was the word of God to man
He would tell them of his kingdom but their hearts would not believe
They would hate him and in anger they would nail him to a tree

But the sadness would be broken as the song of life arose
And the firstborn of creation would ascend and take his throne
He had left it to redeem us but before his life began
He knew he'd come back, not as a baby, but as the Lord of every man

Hear the angels as they're singing on the morning of his birth
But how much greater will our song be when he comes again to earth
Hear the angels as they're singing on the morning of his birth
But how much greater will our song be when he comes to rule the earth! 

I get chills EVERY time I hear the last verse.  For my card, I wanted to have a vintage look. I used cream colored dp. I took a paper doily and tea stained. it. I added pearls, ribbon, trim, cream colored tulle, and little peach colored roses. There are music notes from a Mark's Finest Papers set that will be released this week called JUST A NOTE. I added glue and glamour dust to the wings of the angel, and the rest of the angel was colored with prisma colored pencils. 

Here is a Video of GLAD singing In the First Light.


  1. Hello MariLynn - what a pretty card - I love th added shimmer. Your words are always from the heart - thank you my dear friend! What a blessing it has been to be part of the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Team with you - thank you for the love and support you give so freely and the wonderful gift of prayer. I am grateful that our friendships have eternal value! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

  2. This card is beautiful!!!
    Thanks for sharing the song! It's wonderful!! (I got chills, too!)

  3. What a pretty card and that song is amazing! I love the last verse too! So much to look forward to. Thanks for always sharing yourself so fully with us. Your faith shines through you so brilliantly - you are an angel - like your card.

  4. MariLynn - I love the song you shared. The words are wonderful. I am assuming my voice will be better in heaven ;) Your card is wonderful and I love all the embellishments. I am so glad to still be on a DT with you.
    Many blessings,

  5. MariLynn this is a beautiful card and wonderful song - thank you for sharing.

  6. Marilynn, what a blessing you've been to myself and all the girls at SSiC. Your heart for the Lord shines through in all you do. Thank you for sharing yourself with us and for your friendship. I'm going to miss ssic and all your heart-felt devotionals. I wish you much love & joy this Christmas with the ones you love most. ((hugs)) kris

  7. Thanks for sharing that song - never seen the words or heard it before - wonderful!