Theology of Christmas Carols: Hark! The Herald Angel Sing

Throughout December North Village Church took some time to think critically about the Christmas songs we sing around the holidays.  These are often songs that we have heard so often, and been so commercialized that they have lost their meaning.  Below is a sample from, “Hark! The Herald Angel Sing.”

The word, “Hark” means to listen attentively.  Therefore, when we hear this song we need to ask ourselves, “Are we listening?”  It isn’t simply going through the motions of coming on a Sunday morning, reading Scripture, praying, and religious activity.  It isn’t simply going to work, parenting, and going through the holidays.  It isn’t simply going to Christmas parties, decorating the tree, and buying presents, but it is asking, “Am I listening to the message that is being herald by the angels as they sing, ‘Glory to the newborn king?”

13 And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

You can listen to the rest HERE.