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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Scripture Reading: Luke 2: 8-14

The Birth of Jesus       8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.

「在至高之處,榮耀歸於神!在地上,平安臨到他所喜悅的人!」路加福音 2:14


LUKAS 2:14 Indonesian - Terjemahan Lama (TL) Segala kemuliaan bagi Allah di tempat Yang Mahatinggi, dan sejahtera di atas bumi di antara orang yang diperkenan-Nya


누가복음 2:14 `지극히 높은 곳에서는 하나님께 영광이요 땅에서는 기뻐하심을 입은 사람들 중에 평화로다' 하니라

THE MARVELOUS STORY OF CHRISTMAS

HYMN CAROLS

May this Christmas Celebration bring glory to God as we ponder the majesty and mystery of our Heavenly Father who gave us the best gift of all, His Son Jesus. As we sing Christmas hymn carols and learn about the rich history for some of them, may we experience anew the joy and hope which come to us in Jesus Christ, and marvel at the wonder of a child born to be King of kings and Lord of lords.


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Charles Wesley, known as the founder of Methodism and writer of thousands of hymns, wrote a new Christmas composition in 1737 called "Hark! How All the Welkin Rings". It premiered in his church and became popular among Methodist churches. Wesley wanted to publish it and turned to an old college friend, George Whitefield, who suggested removing the archaic word “welkin” that meant "the vault of heaven" or the uppermost part of the sky. The original melody for "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" changed decades later to a melody composed by Felix Mendelssohn which was written as a tribute to Johann Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press that first printed Bible. This hymn has become treasured the world over and it remains one of the most theologically rich carols we sing.

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