Composer Charles Wesley Writes Hark the Herald Angel Sings
Hark the Herald Angels Sing was originally sung to the tune of Amazing Grace, and later to the tune of Christ the Lord is Risen Today. George Whitfield (1714-1770), a preacher in the Church of England and later a Methodist minister, gave us the familiar melody sung today.
How Christmas Carols Have Become Part of Our Christmas Traditions
Even the skeptics cannot deny that the Christmas season is different from all the others. No matter what style of music a person may choose to enjoy the rest of the year, the traditional Christmas Carol breaks through the musical preferences and barriers, to be universally recognized as the most beloved music of all people and of all time.
Hebrews has Straightforward Teachings About Angels
The book of Hebrews has some of the most straightforward teachings on angels in the Bible. Every Christian should read and apply the correct perspectives when it comes to angelic beings to avoid holding them at a higher heavenly level than they should be.
Christmas Nativity Scenes Present the Miracle Birth of Jesus the Savior of the World
It is true that the Nativity scene represents more than just a religion. It memorializes the birth of Jesus Christ. It captures that single moment in time when God, because of His mercy, sent the Savior of the world.
Composer Phillip Brooks Writes O Little Town of Bethlehem
Recalling a magical Christmas Eve night in Bethlehem, Brooks wrote a song for the children's choir of his church. His organist put melody to his words and O Little Town of Bethlehem was sung for the very first time.