Friday, December 21, 2012

Singing Songs of Christmas

We are singing songs of Christmas here in central Illinois.  What are your favorite Christmas carols?  Some of the words become so familiar we don't even notice what we are singing.

How about this one:
God rest ye merry, gentlemen 
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

We are able to rest!  Why, because Christ has been born to set us free.  We let nothing disturb us, nothing fill us with fear.  Because Christ has come for our freedom.  These are great tidings, of comfort and joy, comfort and joy. 

What about this one:

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

When God came to dwell with us, it was a silent night.  Most people had no idea that God was doing something great, something wonderful, something eternity changing.  Oh what a holy night.  

Wishing you wonderful songs today.  Merry Christmas!