Christmas 2021 – “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” for “Jehovah Jesus”

From our family to you and yours, we extend Christmas greetings near and far. May the peace and joy of our Savior’s birth be yours today and in the new year. And may we as His people look and long more and more for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in the end of this age.

One of the joys we shared this year was the wedding of our son Kyle to Kelly on October 28. We are so thankful the Lord led them together and pray for them as they have begun their life together in the Lord.

Christmas Day must include at least one song from the 2021 King’s College Christmas concert. Here is “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.”

And we close with one of William Cowper’s Olney Hymns, titled “Jehovah Jesus.” Plainly and powerfully, it declares the gospel message of what God has done in the sending of His Son in the flesh and how our praise rises to God for the gracious gift of salvation through Jesus.

My song shall bless the LORD of all,
My praise shall climb to his abode;
Thee, Saviour, by that name I call,
The great Supreme, the mighty GOD.

Without beginning, or decline,
Object of faith, and not of sense;
Eternal ages saw him shine,
He shines eternal ages hence.

As much, when in the manger laid,
Almighty ruler of the sky;
As when the six days’ works he made
Fill’d all the morning-stars with joy.

Of all the crowns JEHOVAH bears,
Salvation is his dearest claim;
That gracious sound well-pleas’d he hears,
And owns EMMANUEL for his name.

A cheerful confidence I feel,
My well-plac’d hopes with joy I see;
My bosom glows with heav’nly zeal,
To worship him who died for me.

As man, he pities my complaint,
His pow’r and truth are all divine;
He will not fail, he cannot faint,
Salvation’s sure, and must be mine.

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