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Glory to the Newborn King!

What tops the list of your favorite Christmas Carols? There is none so rich in deep, wonderful doctrinal/biblical truths than “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, in my opinion. I can think of other carols that have more cherished tunes, yet less depth of meaning. Just consider some of the following phrases found in the song.

"Veiled in flesh the Godhead see” (John 1:14)
“Late in time behold Him come” (Galatians 4:4)
“Christ, the everlasting Lord” (Micah 5:2)
“God and sinners reconciled” (2 Corinthians 5:19)
“Hail the Sun of righteousness” (Malachi 4:2)
“Mild He lays His glory by” (Philippians 2:6-7)
“Born to give them second birth” (John 1:13)
“Jesus our Immanuel” (Matthew 1:23)

There are yet others of great significance that we could list. The many Theological and Christological statements so succinctly given in such a short amount of space is truly astounding. Christ is seen within the song as so purely divine and clearly human with the purpose of His birth so unmistakably delineated. His divinity is captured by the words - Immanuel, everlasting, God-head, glory and righteousness. His humanity is described in the words - flesh, offspring, and born (mentioned some 5 times, and in addition, Newborn is referenced twice). How lovely is the plan of God as revealed in the words - second birth, reconciled and life.

You come away from this marvelously beautiful carol with the notion that there indeed is no one like our Savior, the Christ-child, who alone could provide such a great salvation!  So we join with the angels in singing, “Glory to the Newborn King!"
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