Listening to Christmas Carols 

One of my favorite things about Christmas is listening to Christmas carols, with their glorious music and the wealth of theological riches that’s packed into them.

It’s hard to name a favorite, but if I were pressed it would probably be “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.” It captures so much about the Incarnation and why Jesus came.

Consider:

“Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;/Hail the incarnate Deity…”

God with skin on!

And there’s more:

“Pleased as man with man to dwell

Jesus our Emmanuel”

God with us!

“Mild He lays His glory by”

The gracious sacrifice of heavenly glory for earthly human life

And why!

“Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth”

Why?  To make us new, to give us eternal life with Him.

It blows me away!

If you haven’t placed your trust in Jesus and received this marvelous gift, this Christmas, please do!

If you don’t know how to do this, please contact me. I’d love to visit with you about it, and I know a lot of other people who would too.

[Verse 1]

“Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled”
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic hosts proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”
Hark! the herald angels sing:
“Glory to the newborn King!”

[Verse 2]

Christ by highest Heav’n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity

Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! the herald angels sing:
“Glory to the newborn King!”

[Verse 3]

Hail the Heav’n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris’n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! the herald angels sing:
“Glory to the newborn King!”


 

Listening to Christmas Carols

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