Friday, December 25, 2015

All is well

You may remember Sean and I had a disagreement about which song the Christmas Choir should sing. I was angling pretty hard for Emmanuel by Amy Grant. He wanted something more classical. We found a compromise in a Michael W. Smith/Wayne Kirkpatrick song, All is Well. (And by compromise, I mean he picked it and I thought it was good.)

Today, as I think about the suffering in my own family and the families I know, I have to ask how can all be well with so much pain? But the song reminds me that all is well because Emmanuel was born – our Lord and Savior came to earth. And indeed, all is well.

All is not perfect. All is not as it should be. Not yet. But today, all is well.

This is a recording of the University Reformed Church singing the song. The picture’s not great but the sound is, which is actually a good thing – just listen to the words and remember that all truly is
well.

Christ is come! Merry Christmas!


All is well all is well
Angels and men rejoice
For tonight darkness fell
Into the dawn of love's light
Sing A-le
Sing Alleluia

All is well all is well
Let there be peace on earth
Christ is come go and tell
That He is in the manger
Sing A-le
Sing Alleluia

All is well all is well
Lift up your voice and sing
Born is now Emmanuel
Born is our Lord and Savior
Sing Alleluia
Sing Alleluia

All is well