Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Once in Royal David's City

"Once In Royal David's City" is a Christmas carol originally written as poem by Cecil Frances Alexander. The carol was first published in 1848 in Miss Cecil Humphreys' hymnbook "Hymns for Little Children". A year later, the English organist Henry John Gauntlett discovered the poem and set it to music.
"Let the same attitude, purpose and humble mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus. Let Him be your example in humility:
Even though He was essentially One with God, and in the form of God possessed the fullness of the attributes which make God God, He didn't think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained. So He stripped Himself of all privileges, and rightful dignity, and assumed the guise of a servant and slave.
He became like men and was born a human being.
After He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself still further, and carried His obedience to the extreme of death - even the death of the cross!
Therefore, because He stooped so low, God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the Name that is above every name - that at the Name of Jesus every knee must bow, in heaven, on earth and under the earth - and every tongue openly confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." ~ Philippians 2:5-11

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Born into a family of Gospel singers & musicians in South Bend, Indiana, David began singing & playing the piano as a small child.
In the 1970's, his musical style was shaped by the acoustic rock artists of the time - and in the 1980's David played the local nightclub circuit as keyboardist/singer with the band Justus.
But God comes in places unlooked for - unexpectedly.
After committing himself to the work of the Gospel, he served for three years as Praise & Worship Leader at a local church.
Now, David & his wife Debbie have committed themselves to sharing the Gospel of the life changing Power & Love of Jesus Christ, through this music ministry, based in Elkhart, Indiana.


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