Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas music-what a treat!

Our church choir did the annual cantata for this year tonight. What I was able to hear of it was really great. Personally, I love Christmas music. No, I'm not talking about "Rudolph" or "Silver Bells". I mean the Christ exalting hymns of the faith that we sing this time of year. One of my favorite is "Hark the Herald Angels sing". Below are the lyrics and a video of a choir performing the song. I pray that you are encouraged to share the truth of the lyrics "Veiled in flesh the Godhead see. Hail the incarnate Deity."

Hark the herald angels sing
"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 the angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

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!"

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!"

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