Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Merry Christmas from Toronto SAM!!

 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!!

It's been a year! Thank you for stopping by to check in with us! With the constant competition for everyone's attention, I'm so happy that this blog is one of the things you enjoy and fit into your day. 

I'll be taking some days off from blogging but will be back next week with a couple of year end wrap up posts. 

The hymn "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" has so many meaningful words I could not just pick one line to share.  We welcome Jesus this Christmas season and remember He is still with us even in this "weary world". A beautiful rendition of this hymn can be found here.

It came upon the midnight clear, 
that glorious song of old, 
from angels bending near the earth 
to touch their harps of gold: 
"Peace on the earth, good will to men, 
from heaven's all-gracious King." 
The world in solemn stillness lay, 
to hear the angels sing.

Still through the cloven skies they come 
with peaceful wings unfurled, 
and still their heavenly music floats 
o'er all the weary world; 
above its sad and lowly plains, 
they bend on hovering wing, 
and ever o'er its Babel sounds 
the blessed angels sing.

And ye, beneath life's crushing load, 
whose forms are bending low, 
who toil along the climbing way 
with painful steps and slow, 
look now! for glad and golden hours 
come swiftly on the wing. 
O rest beside the weary road, 
and hear the angels sing!

or lo! the days are hastening on, 
by prophet seen of old, 
when with the ever-circling years 
shall come the time foretold 
when peace shall over all the earth 
its ancient splendors fling, 
and the whole world send back the song 
which now the angels sing.


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!!

    Lauren @ Don’t Mind Our Mess

  2. Merry Christmas Sarah! I have loved reading your blog and I look forward to seeing you back. Enjoy your break xxx

  3. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! I'm glad I found your blog (or you found mine -- I can't remember which happened first!).

  4. Merry Christmas! Love the card and hymn.