What are the Christian Christmas songs?
- Born Is The King (It’s Christmas) – Hillsong Worship
- Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) – Chris Tomlin
- O Come O Come Emmanuel – Lauren Daigle
- Little Drummer Boy – For King & Country
There’s no hiding the excitement when Christmas is just around the corner. In the Philippines, the start of the “ber” months also signifies the beginning of the Christmas season. We know this time is all about the sound of joyful laughter, holiday-themed movies, delicious food, and giving gifts, but it is also the time to remember the real reason for the season: the birth of Jesus Christ. This important fact can be easily forgotten, so making a playlist of Christian Christmas songs is definitely the best way to keep it in mind.
Though this year the Christmas celebrations may seem different from the past, that doesn’t mean we can’t spread joy by tuning in to Christian Christmas songs and carols with the whole family at home. The pandemic has brought about challenging times, so the holidays are the best time to tune in to a Christian radio station in the Philippines to remind ourselves of God’s perfect love for us. Below are four Christian Christmas songs and contemporary Christmas worship songs!
Born Is The King (It’s Christmas) – Hillsong Worship
“Born Is The King (It’s Christmas)” is the third track in the Christmas worship album “Born Is The King” by the Australian group Hillsong Church. When listening to this song, you’ll immediately be reminded of the holidays of its fun and celebratory beat. Hillsong Church does a good job of capturing the joy of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
With lyrics like “Born unto us this day a Savior, Gifted from heaven to a manger… the hope of the world”, the song tells everyone to rejoice this Christmas because the Savior was born as the light and hope for all mankind. Christ is our hope. Matthew 1:21 reads, “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins”.
No matter the trials and struggles you went through in the past years, remember that you are not alone and this world is not the end of your story. There is always a reason to celebrate, this Christmas may we all fix our eyes on the truth, hope, and the most precious gift ever given: our King and Savior that has been born.
Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) – Chris Tomlin
Joy To The World is the sixth track in Chris Tomlin’s debut Christian Christmas album Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship. The song is a rendition of the hymn of worship written by Isaac Watts about the second coming of Christ.
Joy To The World is the song that would always be heard during the Christmas season. With its triumphant cadence and rousing lyrics based on Psalm 98, it is an undeniably joy-filled song declaring that the Lord has come. Hence the lyrics, “Joy to the world! The Lord has come! Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room and heaven and nature sing”.
While material gifts during this Christmas season may provide you temporary happiness, Christ is our true joy. According to Luke 2:10-11, “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord”. Eternal life in Christ is truly the greatest gift of all. He is the Savior that brings everlasting joy.
O Come O Come Emmanuel – Lauren Daigle
O Come O Come Emmanuel is originally based on a Latin hymn that is also a prayer for the first and second coming of Christ. It takes inspiration from the story of Israel yearning for the Messiah.
Unlike other Christmas worship songs, the song does not have an overtly celebratory tone. Its lyrics encapsulate feelings of longing, aching, and hoping for salvation. As the refrain and verses are sung, the end lyrics pull up our faith with a certainty that Emmanuel shall come.
Matthew 1:23 reads, “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”).” Amidst the chaos of the world, true peace is found in God. The promised Messiah will come again.
Little Drummer Boy – for KING & Country
Little Drummer Boy is one of the most popular Christian Christmas songs released just recently by award-winning Australian duo for KING & Country. As part of their first Christmas album “A Drummer Boy Christmas”, the song is about the most joy-filled celebration of the greatest hope of mankind: the birth of Jesus Christ.
This song takes inspiration from Psalm 150:3-5, “Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals”.
Even in this year filled with challenges for mankind, we must remember to praise God and celebrate with joyful noise. In the darkest of days and the coldest of nights, we should be reminded that all things work together according to His plans.
This incoming Christmas, may we fix our eyes on the real reason behind the celebration and most precious gift of all: the promised Messiah. We hope that listening to these 4 Christian Christmas songs may remind you and your loved ones about the spiritual blessing of God’s ultimate love!
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