Bible Verse Of The Day

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Seventh Day of Christmas: Christmas Carols

One thing, I enjoy doing around Christmas is singing Christmas Carols. The youth and many other Sunday School classes at my church go around to the nursing home in the area and sing Christmas Carols for the people there. It is a lot of fun to talk to the people in the nursing homes because you get to hear stories of Christmas of the past. Some people share great stories of how God has provided for their needs over the years.

The word carol according to whychristmas?com means dance or a song of praise and joy. For thousands of years carols used to be sung for all four seasons. Now only carols for Christmas are still sung.

My favorite Christmas Carol is Silent Night, which was written by Fr. Joseph Mohr in 1816. I often sing this carol through out the year. Another carol is the Twelve Days of Christmas, in which, I got the idea for this series of entries on my Blog. Below is the words for Silent Night.

Silent Night

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.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour is born.

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.

I hope that you will take the chance to get together with your family and friends and sing some Christmas Carols. And share in remembering the greatest gift ever given to us, Jesus Christ who died so we could received forgiveness for our sins.

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