My two favorite Christmas songs are….
HARK THE HERALD
O HOLY NIGHT
(honorable mention to “O Come All Ye Faithful”)
So many of our songs, Christmas and hymns, fall into the trap with many of us just knowing one verse and forgetting the power of context.
I have to think that Charles Wesley , when writing Hark the Herald, was thinking of the grand theme of the Salvation plan not just a one time holiday. And he needed to take a number of lines to create the thought and the emotion of the theme.