Dec. 16 – A Christmas Tune…

Dec. 16, 2011

 O Holy Night (right-click on the file for download)

“Oh Holy Night, the stars are brightly shinning.  It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!”  What a night that must have been!  The Gospels’ record the account and that record has stood the test of time.

In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. This will be the sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and lying in a feeding trough.” Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:

Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors!
Luke 2:8-14 (HCSB)

What a night!  There were the shepherds in the fields tending their flock and boom! Out of now where an Angel appeared and proclaimed “Don’t be afraid”.  Come on really, they had to be freaking out!  Right in the middle of their sheep there with a bright light was an Angel saying the Messiah has been born, he is in the city of David, and he is in a feeding trough.  Then if that was not enough, more Angels appeared praising God by saying…Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors! 

It was indeed a Holy Night.  Well this song has been sung by many over the years and it one of the most well known Christmas hymns.  The artist I choose was David Crowder.  This is off is 6 track Christmas album that was produced and released this year.  Not only do you hear David, the Worship leader, but you can here the audience proclaim with him.  Much like I think it sounded when the Angels said in unison…Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors!  

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