One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is hearing many of the old Christmas hymns and carols. There is something about the Christmas hymns that touches my heart every time I hear them, and there are certain lines in particular that speak to me, many times bringing tears to my eyes.
Below is a list of my favorite lines from the hymns I like the most:
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.
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.
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care,
And fit us for Heaven to live with Thee there.
This Child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you.
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth.
I pray God’s richest blessings over you this Christmas season and hope that you have great times with family and friends. Remember the miracle of Christ’s birth and make room for the King, this season and always!
Can’t wait to sing some of those hymns together in Heaven, but first, when you, Anna and Jude get here this weekend!!! It is refreshing to really “listen” to the words in some of the hymns we sing by rote. Thanks for sharing a great reminder 🙂 Have a blessed day, love, Tia
Tia, can’t wait to see you and the family soon!
Yes, the words to these familiar songs are so great. Adding my own to the list,
From “Angels from the Realms of Glory”:
Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great desire of nations,
Ye have seen His natal star;
And from “Joy to the World” (which is always appropriate to belt out year ’round 🙂 ), this verse is my favorite:
“No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found…”
Great additions Emily! That is my favorite verse in “Joy to the World” as well. Merry Christmas!
Such a blessing to have yall here! I enjoyed singing Christmas carols this year more than I ever have because of the gravity of the words. Hymns have phased out of most modern churches but I love that at Christmas everyone revisits them and enjoys the strength and beauty of the language used to Worship the father and the Holy Spirit, but especially The Son. I look forward to seeing yall soon!
It was great to see you and the family over Christmas! I love hymns; I think we should sing them more in the church…they are so rich with the truth and so powerful!
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