Tag Archives: Christmas Music

“Coventry Carol”

I discovered the Coventry Carol in a novel by Helen MacInnes when she used it at a critical moment in her story. It’s a song that’s probably unfamiliar to many Americans. I know I’ve never heard it sung in church or … Continue reading

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“Hallelujah!”

Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.” Revelation 19:6 – … Continue reading

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“O Come All Ye Faithful”

I have always loved to sing O Come All Ye Faithful on Christmas morning.  The last verse bursts into a crescendo of joy as it calls us to worship and adore Jesus Christ the Lord. “Yea, Lord, we greet thee, … Continue reading

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Journey to Bethlehem

“But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son…” Galatians 4:4a – “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has … Continue reading

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“Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendour”

– For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9 – The lyrics of “Thou … Continue reading

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“Joy to the World!”

“Joy to the World” is one of my favorite Christmas carols. The words are based on Psalm 98, and it is one of the more than 600 hymns written by Isaac Watts (1674-1748).1 Watts wrote the hymn, however, not about … Continue reading

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“For Unto Us A Child Is Born…”

The wonder and glory of the birth of Jesus resound as Isaiah’s words are sung in this chorus from Handel’s Messiah. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon … Continue reading

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