Joining the Angel’s Song: Meditations on Advent Hymns and Christmas Carols
The Christmas lights are up, red and green abound throughout the town, and Christmas music follows us wherever we go. For many of us this music which swirls around us will evoke memories of Christmases past. For many of us the first verses have been part of our celebrations for years. The subsequent verses may be only vaguely recognizable or even brand new. Rarely do we have the time to reflect on the meaning that the creators of this music offer us. These following texts were chosen to provide an opportunity for you to look more deeply at many of the most traditional hymns of Christmas. All of them will give us the opportunity to contemplate the wonder of Emmanuel, God with us, and the baby Jesus in the manger at Bethlehem. I hope these reflections will take you a little higher and a little deeper into the wonders of the love of God.