The hymns we sing at Christmas time (aka “Carols”) are so rich. For instance, the second and third verses of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” give us some of the richest truths you could possibly sing:
Christ, by highest Heaven 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 with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel.
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen 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.
This is just great stuff. “Veiled in flesh the Godhead see…Born that man no more may die…” As we sing them together today, let’s really let them settle on us and cause us to echo back the kind of praise they call for!
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