Sing We Now of Christmas
Sing we now of Christmas, Noel, sing we here!
Hear our grateful praises to the Babe so dear.
Sing we Noel, the King is born, Noel!
Sing we now of Christmas, sing we now Noel!
One of my favorite days of the year is November first. The day after Halloween, I program all of the Christmas music stations into my radio, pull out my Christmas cds, and make a Christmas playlist on my phone. It may sound premature to most, but I love for the music of Christmas to fill my mind far before the Advent season technically begins.
There is a reason there are so many Christmas stations. It’s not an accident that most popular singers put out a Christmas album at some point. There is more music written about Christmas than any other season. There is just something about Christmas music that brings us joy.
Each year, remembering the birth of Jesus Christ invites us to celebrate with joy and delight. With every song we hear, we are reminded of what an incredible gift God gave us. And Jesus’s birth, life and ultimate resurrection offer us a compelling message that is worth singing about. In fact, it should be so compelling that we can’t help but sing.
So, this Advent, don’t forget to sing the songs of Christmas! Whether you are a gifted vocalist or you are more known to “make a joyful noise”, allow space in your days to sing the Good News of Christ’s birth- sing Noel!
— Rev. Courtney Willis