Christmas Hymns

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is hearing many of the old Christmas hymns and carols. There is something about the Christmas hymns that touches my heart every time I hear them, and there are certain lines in particular that speak to me, many times bringing tears to my eyes.


Below is a list of my favorite lines from the hymns I like the most:


From “Angels we have Heard on High”:

Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

From “Silent Night”:

Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace

From “O Come All Ye Faithful”:

Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.

From “Oh Holy Night”:

Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother; And in His name all oppression shall cease.

From “Away in a Manger”:

Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care,
And fit us for Heaven to live with Thee there.

From “Mary Did You Know?”:

This Child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you.

From “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”:

Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth.

I pray God’s richest blessings over you this Christmas season and hope that you have great times with family and friends. Remember the miracle of Christ’s birth and make room for the King, this season and always!


6 Responses to “Christmas Hymns”

  1. Tia Tedder says:

    Can’t wait to sing some of those hymns together in Heaven, but first, when you, Anna and Jude get here this weekend!!! It is refreshing to really “listen” to the words in some of the hymns we sing by rote. Thanks for sharing a great reminder 🙂 Have a blessed day, love, Tia

  2. Emily Tomko says:

    Yes, the words to these familiar songs are so great. Adding my own to the list,

    From “Angels from the Realms of Glory”:

    Sages, leave your contemplations,
    Brighter visions beam afar;
    Seek the great desire of nations,
    Ye have seen His natal star;

    And from “Joy to the World” (which is always appropriate to belt out year ’round 🙂 ), this verse is my favorite:

    “No more let sins and sorrows grow,
    Nor thorns infest the ground;
    He comes to make His blessings flow
    Far as the curse is found…”

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Such a blessing to have yall here! I enjoyed singing Christmas carols this year more than I ever have because of the gravity of the words. Hymns have phased out of most modern churches but I love that at Christmas everyone revisits them and enjoys the strength and beauty of the language used to Worship the father and the Holy Spirit, but especially The Son. I look forward to seeing yall soon!

    • It was great to see you and the family over Christmas! I love hymns; I think we should sing them more in the church…they are so rich with the truth and so powerful!


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