Last week before Christmas! I promise, I won't keep this going next Monday, but I have to do one more Christmas song.
Every year on Facebook or Twitter people start surveying for favorite Christmas songs. And people post tons of great tunes. But my favorite, every year, continues to be Hark the Herald Angels Sing.
I know I've posted it here probably every year that I've been doing Musical Monday, but honestly, I just can't think of a lyric that moves me more during this season. It's not one of my favorite musical settings (though I do love the Israel Houghton version I posted below), but really, these lyrics are just the whole point of Christmas (and my life as a Christian). I really would encourage you, even if you know this hymn, to take a minute to read through the lyrics and think about them a little bit. I think Charles Wesley was really onto something.
Do you choose your favorite Christmas song based on lyrics or the tune?