At the Christmas Eve Services, We Will Sing to Him!

When I think of Christmas, I think of “Silver Bells” by Bing Crosby and Elvis’ Christmas album.

Since about age 5, we have always played “The Chipmunks’ Christmas” while we decorate the tree in Marion, Ohio, my hometown.

All secular music!Christmas Eve Services at McLean Bible Church Loudoun

But for me, these are the sounds of Christmas. They initiate a feeling and emotion that begins to draw me into the real sense of magic.

Even though they’re secular songs, they still are in the spirit of love and giving.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

The week before Christmas, it’s all classical for me. Handel’s “Messiah”–things like that.

The night before Christmas, I get alone and listen to several different version of “O Come O Come Emmanuel.” It has a haunting melody–both mysterious and celebratory.–“Rejoice! Rejoice!”

It’s a lament. So very few songs are laments, crying out “O come o come Emmanuel!” It has a very Messianic feel to it. It’s my favorite sacred Christmas Song.

Music is the emotional gateway to memories. It’s universal.–Music is universal. Everyone, no matter where in the world, sings.

We are commanded to sing to God. God loves it when we sing!

Whenever I would visit my Grandma, who was not a Christian, she would make me sing to her. Now imagine God asking me to sing–It gives us keen insight into God seeing us as His children, loving it when we sing to Him.

At the Christmas Eve services, we will sing to Him!

At the 4 and 6 pm services, it’ll be a family party! “Joy to the World!“, “Hark, the Harold Angels Sing,” “Christ Has Come” by Big Daddy Weave. All amped up!

At the 8 pm service, we’ll sing “O Come O Come Emmanuel” and “Silent Night.”

What music draws you into the real sense of Christmas magic? Comment below–I want to know!

2 Comments

  1. Rhonda Martin wrote on December 22, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    O Holy Night (all the verses).
    Sing it slowly to take in the meaning and to worship.
    This song and Handel’s Messiah are my favorites.

  2. O Little Town of Bethlehem. It was the first carol I learned and at school we sang it every Christmas. Very simple and easy for young children to learn. O Holy Night as an adult because of its sense of worship, especially the line, “fall on your knees… hear the angel voices” not because of the angels but because of the things they are saying. Lord Jesus is born, what else can we do but fall on our knees and worship our Lord? Beautiful!