Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Morn Sorrow, by DianaDee Osborne

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Song Story:      I often try to write the song story to be short enough to fit the remaining space of a music or lyrics sheet so that musicians do not have an extra page to print out or keep on the music stand.   Not for this one.

    This song... this concept that I am convinced is from God...
    is devastatingly sad when we actually think about the words.   

How this song idea from God 'came to be':
I sat at the church piano sadly one very early Sunday morning, alone. December First, a cold and sad time on my personal calendar. During the previous week, for the church cantata where I was chief musician, I had recorded at the professional studio that I used for final audio masters  a three-part harmony of the angels singing the “Glory to God” in the Bible telling of Jesus's birth. But I had kept thinking... How SAD our Loving God must have been, watching all that joy, seeing Simeon's and Anna's joy when Jesus was brought to the temple...   knowing what would be coming only about 33 years later.

    I had written the basic concept of the song in my journal that morning. And so, as I sat at the piano with my open journal, I just “started playing”. And this is basically God's song that “came out.

Song Story:  THE  LYRICS:   
In Verse 1, I selected that wording for the shepherds thinking of Jesus's several parables about Lost Sheep... He came to save not just the sheep but the shepherds. And it's really an amazing character description of God that He would first send His news to a “class” of people that most others mocked as dirty, insignificant.

     In Verse 2, I selected that word “gladness” for the wise men's traveling,  thinking of one of my dad's favorite Christmas hymns, “As with gladness men of old...” Words: William Dix, 1860. Music: Konrad Kocher, 1838.

Dedicated to God Who Loved so much despite, 1 December  2013


Only God knew the sorrow of that first Christmas Morn.
As angels    sang “Alleluia! Alleluia!”,  only GOD knew what would come.
Shepherds worshiped Christ, rejoicing.  No longer would they be LOST!
    ONLY GOD knew the Ending.
    Knew about that Cross.   
    Bloody Cross.As angels    sang “Alleluia! Alleluia!”,
    ONLY GOD knew the cost:  The MURDER of His Son.

Shepherds praised Baby Jesus, full of Joy, Christmas Morn.
As angels    sang “Alleluia! Alleluia!”, they did not know what would come.
Wise men traveled, filled with gladness, Worshiping God's Kingly Son.
    ONLY GOD knew THAT Christmas
    how much sorrow  would come.
    On a Cross.

As angels    sang “Alleluia! Alleluia!”,
    ONLY GOD knew the cost   of His John 3:16  LOVE.

As WE praised God for sending His own Son, Christmas Morn.
As with joy WE sing “Alleluia! Alleluia!”, while knowing His Cross would come,
Let us SORROW for the SINS from which Jesus chose to save us.
    ONLY GOD would choose to love
    so much .... He'd come.
    On a Cross.
As angels    sang “Alleluia! Alleluia!”,
    ONLY GOD knew the cost   of His John 3:16  LOVE.

JESUS READING THE PROPHECY OF HIMSELF in the Temple as He began His ministry:
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;   [Isaiah 61:1]  ...

NOTE: Besides the simple logic that only God is omniscient, we also know angels do not fully know the future besides what God shares (including in His Prophets' words) because Satan who is just an angel who chose by free will to reject God would never have urged people to crucify Jesus if  he as created angel had understood God's advance words of His coming Plan of Salvation....

    For additional ideas about Scripture references to Satan throughout the Bible as a PERSON (not the personification of evil), see studies about double prophecies, including studies of God's Words in  Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28, Jesus speaking in John 8:44 and 10:10 as well as Luke 10:18 and more; First Timothy 3:6; Job 1:6-12 remembering that JESUS mentioned Job; First Peter 5:8 from the writer perspective of one who betrayed Jesus and yet saw forgiveness in turning back.

One of my research references that summarizes ideas was
SUMMARY sentence by ANDREW CROSS (author of “All that the Prophets have Spoken” etc):  “We believe that when Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 are interpreted in light of the whole of scripture, that one can say with confidence that these passages are speaking about Satan.” 
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