Monday, December 20, 2010

The Song in our Hearts

I love Christmas carols. I love listening to them in the car or when I’m cleaning the house. Anytime really. They put a smile on my face and a spring in my step. There is a danger, however, when we hear them so often. We can sometimes forget the meaning behind the words. We can enjoy the music, but forget the message.

Silent night. Holy night. Let’s not forget the hush of awe that night holds for us. Our Lord and God came to earth as a mere babe. He experienced the pain and ugliness of life for us. He wept for us. He gave us hope when we had none.

Let our praise for our Lord be the song that sings in our hearts – not just in this season, but always.

May you all have a blessed Christmas.

What’s your favourite Christmas Carol?


Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Joy to the World has always been my favorite.

Aliene said...

O Holy Night is one of my favorites.
Beautiful town of Bethlehem is another. I guess I like them all.

Anonymous said...

There are so many beautiful Carols to choose from that I cannot pick a favourite. Have a blessed Christmas too!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Same here - Oh Holy Night is my favorite.

Have a Blessed Christmas, Lynda!

Sharon Kirby said...

I think my favorite is "The Hallelujah Chorus" - (have you seen the YouTube video of it being sung in a food court in America - pretty awesome). This song never ceases to give me goosebumps and bring me to tears. I love the tradition that many follow - they stand when it's sung. Like a great, grand anthem to the King of kings and Lord of lords!

My second favorite is "O Holy Night" - I just love the music. Especially the crescendo of the chorus.

We have a truly wonderful Savior, who came to bring this dark and fallen world, LIGHT and LIFE.

Have a very Merry Christmas, and GOD BLESS!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Love your photo! O Holy Night is my favorite also.

sunnycalgirl said...

Nice to hear from you! I like them all and hard to pick a favorite. Yes, we need to keep it in our hearts all year round.. (:

Carol Riggs said...

Absolutely. Good post. I think my fave songs is O Holy Night. Very dramatic and powerful and passionate, Oooo! So I'm ditto-ing Sharon, here, I guess. Love the Hallelujah Chorus too!

Sandy said...

I have two favorites really.
The first is Away In A Manager
because I remember singing it
to my mother while she cooked
dinner during the Christmas
holidays and she would cry.
Also, obviously, the lyrics
are wonderful. The second would
have to be O Come, O Come,
Emmanuel due to the strong and
powerful lyrics and melody.
It me those two songs capture
Christmas and His birth and
inheritance for us, His people.
Hope you and yours have a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year!

Deborah Ann said...

My favorite is "Breath of Heaven." I sometimes cry when I hear it.

Have a blessed CHRISTmas, Lynda!

Rita said...

I think the "Hallelujah Chorus" is my very favorite. Possibly because I sang it with a city choir one year many years ago and that memory has been with me all these years. I love all the Christmas carols! May you have a wonderful Christmas and a joyous New Year!

Just Be Real said...

♥♥♥Merry Christmas♥♥♥

Amie Kaufman said...

Joy to the World and the Hallelujah Chorus are my favourites, but when I was little, it was O Come, All Ye Faithful, which I thought ran: "Oh come, aw-ye-faaaaay-full'. Apparently it wasn't strange to me that it didn't make sense!

Merry Christmas!

Just Be Real said...

Lyn, I trust you had a blessed Christmas. Blessings.

David C Brown said...

Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good pleasure in men!

Mariel said...

i hope you had a beautiful christmas. my fave carol is O Holy Night!

have a new year fulled with Jesus!!

Pamela said...

Tough choice. I'd say, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."

And in despair I bowed my head
"There is no peace on earth," I said...Then pealed the bells more loud and deep...God is not dead, nor doth He sleep...