“Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

“Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

In 1739, Charles Wesley’s poem beginning “Hark! how all the welkin rings/Glory to the King of Kings” appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems. Initially the words were paired with a slow, solemn tune. A co-worker changed the opening to “Hark! the...
“Silent Night”

“Silent Night”

Perhaps the most familiar CHRISTmas carol of all time was a collaboration between parish priest Joseph Mohr, who wrote the words, and one of his parishioners, a guitarist named Franz Gruber. It was sung on Christmas Eve of 1818 in the little German village of...
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

I don’t know about you, but this time of year I cannot get enough of the Christmas hymns. Do you mind if we spend the week enjoying some of the old familiar carols? For Monday: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” by John Mason Neale. O come, O come, Emmanuel...
He is who He says He is

He is who He says He is

In this single verse is the entirety of Christ’s life. God in the flesh, walking our earth, to become the sin sacrifice for all mankind. Because I believe in Him, on the day I leave my earthly body, I will be with Him in Glory. And that statement gives me all...