Christmas Carols Category

That Glorious Song of Old

A constant theme of the traditional Christmas Carols is the joyous news. How can men of good will be in a state of depression, when the news of “peace on earth and good will towards men” has been broadcast by angels? Are not angels still “bending near the earth” to communicate with men on clear […]

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Joyful All Ye Nations Rise

In 1739, Charles Wesley published the hymn, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing!” One verse of the carol says, “Joyful all ye nations rise.” Nations rise and fall according to what they do with the gospel, which the angels heralded. America joyfully rose out of the darkness of heathenism to become the mightiest nation ever, because […]

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“Hark! The herald angels sing.”

“Hark! The herald angels sing.” Hark means to listen carefully. It is a strong word that we rarely here anymore. Herald angels are messenger angels. Herald is another word, which has fallen out of popular usage with the demise of city newspapers. Today, the favorite media term is breaking news. The publishing angels proclaimed the […]

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O Come All Ye Faithfual

Before the faithful go into all the world to preach the gospel, we must first come to Bethlehem to adore or worship the Incarnate Christ, the Babe, born this happy morning. Babies are weak and dependent creatures. Isn’t it astounding that our Savior is represented first as a child in a manger, born in obscurity? […]

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Sing Your Way Out Of Depression

With the Christmas Carols, we can sing our way out of depression. This Advent season don’t allow yourself to be overcome by depression and anxiety. This hymn dates back to at least the 16th Century: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay; Remember Christ, our Saviour, Was born on Christmas day, To save […]

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The Christmas Spirit is the Spirit of Christ

The Soul Doctor’s prescription for depression: During the Christmas season we are subjected ad nauseam to articles and stories about depression increasing during the holidays. We have to hear the usual calls to pray for those who are depressed, lonely and anxious. Christmas is a festive season, not a time for sadness or melancholy. Get […]

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