Hark! The Herald Angel Sings — Andrew Morton
Dear Presby Family,
The season of Advent is here, and with it come many familiar rhythms, routines, and rituals that remind us of our Savior's birth. In the weeks ahead, we will light Advent candles, recount familiar truths, and sing hymns and carols that proclaim the excellencies of Jesus Christ, our Immanuel. Each Sunday, we will pay particular attention to a different Christmas hymn, considering its message and examining the truths that it teaches about Jesus.
This Sunday, we will focus on "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," a hymn that was penned nearly three centuries ago that is still well-known and widely used today. As you prepare for Sunday, I encourage you to listen to this song, look up the words, and read through the account of the shepherds and the angels in Luke 2:8-15. What similarities and differences do you notice between Scripture and song? How does this song shape your understanding of who Jesus is? What other Scripture passages come to mind as you ponder this Christmas carol?
As we explore the message of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" together, I hope you will revel in the majestic truths it teaches. I hope you will gain a new appreciation for this song's strengths and imperfections.