Saturday, December 10, 2011

O Holy Night

I was just listening to "O Holy Night"
and was impacted by the message that goes out
each time that song is sung.
His law is love and His gospel is peace...
O Holy Night...the night of our dear Savior's birth.
The songs we sing at this Christmas season 
release a sound that is as ancient as it is prophetic. 
Hark the herald angels sing; glory to the newborn King.
Oh, come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.
Noel Noel, born is the King of Israel.

We do not hear the last verse of “It Came upon a Midnight Clear” 
as often as we do the first, 
but is as hopeful as it is eloquent.
For lo, the days are hastening on, 
by prophets seen of old,

When with the ever-circling years 
shall come the time foretold,

When the new heaven and earth 
shall own the Prince of Peace, their King,

And the whole world sends back the song
which now the angels sing. 

Most Christmas songs were not written 
as the songs we hear today. 
They were written more as poems, 
expressions of grateful hearts for all the season held. 
The words contained sound theology, not whimsical sentiment. 
Songwriters composed music, sometimes hundreds of years later, 
inspired by the truth of those words. 
The songs are timeless because truth is eternal. 
As our voices echo these words 
we change the atmosphere of earth, 
which is responding to the proclamation 
that a King has come 
and a Kingdom will keep on coming. 
O holy night.

1 comment:

  1. I so agree, Kathy, thanks for hearing the "declarations" we were desiring to emphasize. The hymns, and worship songs are exactly as you say, Truth and timeless!