Christmas Hymns, theology so simple even your kids can understand it!
I love Christmas music! Not so much on "We wish you a merry Christmas" or "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas," etc... but rather the real songs like "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." These beautiful hymns not only are pretty to listen to, but they teach true and accurate theology. I'd like to take the lyrics of a few of my favorite songs and show you the beauty.
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem! Come, and behold Him, born the King of angels!
Refrain: O come, let us adore Him; O come, let us adore Him; O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord!
Sing, choirs of angels; sing in exultation; sing, all ye citizens of heav'n above! Glory to God, all glory in the highest![Refrain]
Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning; Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv'n! Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!
These words are so simple, yet they pack such a powerful punch with the truth. Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing. How can we not bow down and worship our Lord and Savior at that thought?
Angels From The Realms Of Glory
Angels from the realms of glory
wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story Now proclaim Messiah’s birth.
Refrain: Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King.
Shepherds, in the field abiding, Watching o’er your flocks by night, God with us is now residing; Yonder shines the infant light:
Sages, leave your contemplations, Brighter visions beam afar; Seek the great Desire of nations; Ye have seen His natal star.
Saints, before the altar bending, Watching long in hope and fear; Suddenly the Lord, descending, In His temple shall appear.
Sinners, wrung with true repentance, Doomed for guilt to endless pains, Justice now revokes the sentence, Mercy calls you; break your chains.
Though an Infant now we view Him, He shall fill His Father’s throne, Gather all the nations to Him; Every knee shall then bow down:
All creation, join in praising God, the Father, Spirit, Son, Evermore your voices raising To th’eternal Three in One.