If you are anything like me, you know the lyrics to the first verse of lots of Christmas songs, but rarely the whole song. What I’ve found in recent years is that by not really paying attention to the latter verses of traditional and popular Christmas songs, I’ve missed some of the most beautiful parts of those songs.
You’ve probably sung the lyrics to Silent Night with a group and only sung the first verse because most people don’t know the rest. But look at the beauty of the second verse:
Silent night, Holy night
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Jesus, Lord at thy birth.
“Son of God, love’s pure light!”
Jesus is God’s expression of love to us. It is His love that brings light to our spirit, and the light of God’s perfect love beamed from His holy face.
In Christ was the dawn of something new; not only a new birth for Him, but a new birth for us, and for all of creation! In Him was the grace of God that redeems all things.
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