Eternal Life Baptist Church invites you to join us in Sunday School 10am, Sunday morning Worship at 11am, Wednesday Bible Study at 10am, and @7pm.
Eternal Life Baptist Church is located on East County Road in Mooresville, IN.
Sunday @ 11am
Bible Study Wednesday @ 10am
Wednesday Bible Study 7pm * *Cancelled until 2024
Please join us on Sundays at 10am for Sunday School and at 11am for Worship Service with Pastor Nate Tripp.
Wednesdays at 10am for Bible Study (Praying the Psalms) with Pastor Nate,
and/or the 7pm Bible Study (book of Daniel) with Tim Underwood. **
**Please note that the Wednesday evening Bible study will be cancelled until 2024.
O holy night! The stars are brightly shining; it is the night of the dear Savior's birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, 'till He appeared and the soul felt it's worth. A thrill of hope- the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn! Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices! O night divine, O night when Christ was born! O night, O holy night, O night divine!
Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, with glowing hearts by His cradel we stand. So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming, here came the Wise Men from Orient land. The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger, in all our trials born to be our Friend. He knows our need- to our weakness is no stranger. Behold your King, before Him lowly bend! Behold your King, before Him lowly bend!
Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His gospel is peace. Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother, and in His name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we; let all within us praise His holy name. Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever! His power and glory evermore proclaim! His power and glory evermore proclaim!
In 1847, a French atheist poet, Placide Cappeau was asked to write a poem for a Christmas Eve service. He admitted to the preacher he did not know much about Christmas or the reason behind the celebration, however; he agreed to write the poem. While on a stage coach ride in France, he decided to borrow a Bible from another passenger and read through the gospels of Matthew and Luke. He was instantly filled with some inspiration for the poem. He imagined how Mary and Joseph must have felt being the parents of the Holy Child. In that moment, Placide decided to name the poem “O Holy Night”. Placide wrote the rest of the poem and took the words to a Jewish friend and famous composer, Adolphe Charles Adams. Placide explained to Adolphe that he was asked to write a poem for a Christmas service and thought that the words needed some musical accompaniment. Even though Adolphe was Jewish, he did not believe that the context of the song was about Jesus, but, he too, agreed to compose music for the poem. Adolphe took the now completed song back to Placide. A week later, Placide took the song to the preacher and was invited to stay and hear the song performed at the Christmas Eve service. He was amazed at how powerful his creation was. It wasn't until almost 2 decades later that the words were translated into English from French, and the third verse added. John S. Dwight, an abolitionist, who is credited with translating the song into English, added the third verse because he felt that he should encourage his fellow friends and family that we are all brothers in Christ. His addition to “O Holy Night” made the front cover of a magazine famous in the North and the song quickly became a favorite in the hearts of all who heard it.