Christmas is very nearly upon us, and it has been the role of traditional Christmas carols (which began to be played shortly after Halloween, I think!) to help us see that this is a season of remembrance and celebration, and not just a single day.
This is our 11th reflection on popular Christmas carols.
Verse 1: Who could this be that’s sleeping in Mary’s arms? He was welcomed to this world by myriads of singing angels, and also a band of shepherds! This is the Promised One of God, whom shepherds attend to and angels entertain! Hurry, hurry! Come to honor Him, this Child who is Mary’s firstborn!
Verse 2: If all that is true, then why is He here in a dirty, humble livestock pen? You who believe in the Promised One of God, be in awe! This quiet little Baby is the Son of God, and He is here to intercede for the lost people of this world! He will suffer and die on our behalf, for your sins and for mine. Let us proclaim Him: God among us, this Child who is Mary’s firstborn!
Verse 3: Let’s honor Him with worship that is both precious and significant! Everyone, whether you are rich or poor, of high position or low, come and declare that Jesus is your King! He is the Ruler of all, and He has come to deliver us from judgment and condemnation! Let Him into your heart and life that you may be one of His faithful subjects! We worship aloud while this new mother tends to her Baby. Be happy, for the Promised One of God is finally with us, this Child who is Mary’s firstborn!
He has come, and He is with us still!
For other posts in this series on Christmas carol reflections see: