On Christmas Night All Christians Sing: Sussex Carol

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On Christmas Night All Christians Sing: Sussex Carol

Merry Christmas everyone!

This is another special episode of these hymn videos. I wanted to offer something a little extra for the Christmas season, especially today on Christmas day.

When I was a child, we always went to church on Christmas day. For some reason, churches don’t seem to be having Christmas day services anymore. That’s a shame.

Annual Christmas Messages

I used to publish an annual Christmas message on this blog, and on my old newsletter long before blogging ever existed. The message was always meant to lift Christians up during a time when certain factions of our population were staging an “attack on Christmas”.

The attacks never stopped. They have only intensified more each year.

I remember that first year, I was talking about the big news at the time. Greeters were being told to NOT say “Merry Christmas” to customers as they walked into the store. My first Christmas message was to tell my readers that they should be the ones telling the greeters “Merry Christmas”. Instead of demanding that the greeters bless them, why don’t they bless the greeters?

On Christmas Night All Christians Sing

Today, things are more complicated than that. The people who hate Christmas and hate Christians are more emboldened and they have become more militant. It is no longer a civil debate.

Hymns like Sessex Carol (On Christmas Night all Christians Sing), are part of my culture. And that’s the saddest thing about this whole mess. Even the Christians have turned their backs on our culture and prostituted themselves out to the world. By moving away from the hymns, in favor of the world’s music, the Christians are erasing their own culture.

There’s more to it than just the music. I am only focusing on the music here because that’s what I do. But there’s more that the churches have sold out besides just the music.

Let’s look at the lyrics for this hymn…

Here is the full text from the hymn:

  1. On Christmas night all Christians sing,
    To hear the news the angels bring;
    On Christmas night all Christians sing,
    To hear the news the angels bring:
    News of great joy, news of great mirth,
    News of our merciful King’s birth.
  2. Then why should we on earth be sad,
    Since our Redeemer made us glad?
    Then why should we on earth be sad,
    Since our Redeemer made us glad?—
    When from our sin He set us free,
    All for to gain our liberty.
  3. When sin departs before His grace,
    Then life and health come in its place;
    When sin departs before His grace,
    Then life and health come in its place;
    Angels and men with joy may sing,
    All for to see the newborn King.
  4. All out of darkness we have light,
    Which made the angels sing this night;
    All out of darkness we have light,
    Which made the angels sing this night:
    “Glory to God and peace to men,
    Now and forevermore. Amen.”

This is a joyous Christmas carol with a beautiful message of hope. A message of salvation. People have criticized the hymns as not being doctrinaly sound, which in my opinion is a cop-out. People throughout history have modified the texts of the hymns to suit their personal beliefs. To say you don’t want the hymns because of the text is nothing more than convenient. The truth is that they have all given into the lusts of this world. They turned their backs on the hymns because they want what the world’s music offers.

That’s why I am doing my part to celebrate the music of our culture.

I found much of my information for On Christmas Night All Christians Sing at TimelessTruths.org and I invite you to visit their website.

Christmas Hymns

Here are links in case you missed this year’s previous Christmas hymns. This hymn, On Christmas Night All Christians Sing, is the sixth in the series.

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