Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Christmas Carols

One of the best features of the season is the preponderance of Christmas Carols we can enjoy. Which one do like best? Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, Silent Night?

They're each loaded with theological depth and they're a blessing to sing. How many verses have you memorised?

The tunes are beautiful too. They're very difficult to improvise, but with the music, they bring memories and good feelings to the surface. So, enjoy the Christmas Carols and remember that God did this for you and me.

John 1:14 (Phillips NT)
14 So the word of God became a human being and lived among us. We saw his splendour (the splendour as of a father's only son), full of grace and truth. And it was about him that John stood up and testified, exclaiming: "Here is the one I was speaking about when I said that although he would come after me he would always be in front of me; for he existed before I was born!" Indeed, every one of us has shared in his riches - there is a grace in our lives because of his grace. For while the Law was given by Moses, love and truth came through Jesus Christ. It is true that no one has ever seen God at any time. Yet the divine and only Son, who lives in the closest intimacy with the Father, has made him known.


jeff said...

Oh Come Immanuel and What Child is This (Greensleeves) my favorites.

Merry Christmas Jim. Such blessings flow from here. Hope the Army will come to its collective heads soon to get you back here. (apologies to Australia, you can share)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure that they're 'loaded with theological depth', but I love them too and they really do capture the spirit and tradition of Christmas in a way that nothing else can.

Anonymous said...

They are also a Christian witness - which many people participate in readily.