Monday, December 19, 2011

Special Edition of Music Monday [The Night Before Christmas]

I love Christmas music.  I stop in my tracks everytime I hear this melody from Brandon Heath.  The reason I like it so much is that Christ is the focus...the lyrics point to our Savior.  


The Night Before Christmas
Empty manger, perfect stranger, about to be born.
Into darkness, sadness, desperate madness, creation so torn.
We were so lost on earth, no peace, no worth. 
no way to escape. 
In fear, no faith, no hope, no grace ,and no light
but that was the night before Christmas.
Warm hay, cold sweat, a mother, not yet.
Praying godspeed the dawn. 
She looks to her man, holding her hand. They wonder how long. 
And the shepherds, wise men come to find them, and bow to a king. 
One star above shining on love, so bright it lit up the night before Christmas.

CHORUS:
And the world didnt know mercy was meek and so mild.
And the world didnt know that truth was as pure as a child.
The night before Christmas.
The night before Christmas.
And the world didnt know, redemption was sweet and so strong. And the world didn't know salvation was writing a song. 
The night before christmas.
The night before christmas. 
The night before christmas. 
Empty manger, perfect stranger, about to be born. 


My favorite line is the "And the world didn't know, redemption was sweet and so strong. And the world didn't know salvation was writing a song."  The world was looking for a physical king but what God gave was a eternal King.  The gift of salvation costs us nothing, but when we receive it, it costs us everything.  Mary held her newborn close as she sang to Him.  But in that silent night, Salvation was singing a new song in our hearts for all of eternity.  This Christmas as God comes near, let's hold Him close.  


What's your favorite Christmas song?  Tell me why...
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