26 Dec 2010

Merry Christmas!

Religious 2 Comments

One of the neat things about becoming a born-again Christian–besides the whole salvation thing–is that the lyrics of Christmas hymns mean a lot more to me now. For example, how about this one from “Oh Holy Night”:

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.

I think that third line is really neat, since it ties in with my fascination with Job 28: 28. More generally, Jesus is the Light of the World–He had to come show us how to live, because we were quite simply lost without Him.

2 Responses to “Merry Christmas!”

  1. K Sralla says:

    Midnight, Christians, it is the solemn hour,
    When God-man descended to us
    To erase the stain of original sin
    And to end the wrath of His Father.
    The entire world thrills with hope
    On this night that gives it a Savior.
    People kneel down, wait for your deliverance.
    Christmas, Christmas, here is the Redeemer,
    Christmas, Christmas, here is the Redeemer!
    May the ardent light of our Faith
    Guide us all to the cradle of the infant,
    As in ancient times a brilliant star
    Guided the Oriental kings there.
    The King of Kings was born in a humble manger;
    O mighty ones of today, proud of your greatness,
    It is to your pride that God preaches.
    Bow your heads before the Redeemer!
    Bow your heads before the Redeemer!
    The Redeemer has overcome every obstacle:
    The Earth is free, and Heaven is open.
    He sees a brother where there was only a slave,
    Love unites those that iron had chained.
    Who will tell Him of our gratitude,
    For all of us He is born, He suffers and dies.
    People stand up! Sing of your deliverance,
    Christmas, Christmas, sing of the Redeemer,
    Christmas, Christmas, sing of the Redeemer

  2. Randy Bobandy says:

    Any reason you waited till Kwanzaa to wish everybody merry Christmas?

    Happy Kwanzaa btw!