Recently, I have come to appreciate the hymns that we (often mindlessly) sing at Christmas time. Even though Christmas is past, we should remember the profound work of Christ in the world which is often expressed in the songs we sing.
Here a few of the carols I like.No more will sin and sorrow grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He’ll come and make the blessings flow Far as the curse was found, Far as the curse was found, Far as, far as the curse was found. (Joy to the World, 4th verse) 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. (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlement, 1st verse)
And here is my favorite, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day:I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good will to men. I thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along the unbroken song Of peace on earth, good will to men. And in despair I bowed my head: “There is no peace on earth,” I said, “For hate is strong and mocks the song Of peace on earth, good will to men.” Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead, nor doth he sleep; The wrong shall fail, the right prevail, With peace on earth, good will to men.” Till, ringing singing, on its way, The world revolved from night to day, A voice, a chime, a chant sublime, Of peace on earth, good will to men!