5- We Three Kings – In 1857 Rev. John Henry Hopkings penned this carol. It was originally written for New York’s General Theological Seminary and their pageant at Christmas time. 4- What Child is This – Once called The Manger Throne, this song was written in 1865 by an Englishman, William Chatterton Dix. Dix wrote…
For millennia, people have celebrated the Winter Solstice, and Christians have celebrated the coming of their King by singing Christmas songs. Born on the plains in a stable in Bethlehem, God came down in the most vulnerable form possible: a babe. This was so remarkable and unexpected that God’s own chosen had not grasped it.…
Of course, Jesus was born at the end of September or early October, not during winter or on December 25th. There is no reason to keep these beautiful Christmas carols from being sung all throughout the year.
I want to thank Him on this Father’s Day. He is my redeemer and Lord and such a great comforter. He is King and the keeper of my soul. He is intimately acquainted with all my ways and I love Him.
All through the Old Testament God required atonement. During this whole period, He knew He would provide the way out, and for sin to be dealt with once and for all. The resurrection then sealed the path for us to live wholly well for eternity, not with the condition of sin for eternity! Isn’t that a beautiful thing?
St. Patrick’s Day has grown into a holiday celebration that includes not only shamrocks, but also leprechauns, the Blarney stone, a pot of gold, the color green and well.
If you are familiar with any of these Christmas carols, then perhaps you will agree with the selection. If you haven’t heard of all these Christmas songs and didn’t know their history, then you are in for an extra treat should you give them a listen. In fact, I think Christmas should be celebrated all year and these songs included.