What are the top Christian Christmas songs to listen to this holiday?
- Noel – Chris Tomlin ft. Lauren Daigle
- Joy To The World (Joyful, Joyful) – Phil Wickham
- I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day – Casting Crowns
Now that Christmas is just around the corner, there’s no hiding the excitement. This is a time filled with laughter, delicious food, and gift-giving. Amidst all the festivities, it can be too easy to get distracted and forget the real reason for the season: remembering the birth of Jesus. To help you remember the purpose of the holidays, we’ve compiled a list of the top Christian Christmas songs.
While it’s true that the year has been extra challenging for families worldwide because of the pandemic, that doesn’t mean you can’t tune into festive tunes. The top Christian Christmas songs are uplifting so it’s the best time to tune in to a Christian radio station in Manila. Christian Christmas songs are filled with lyrics that portray God’s perfect love. Start tuning in to SAVED Radio and add these tracks to your holiday playlist!
Noel – Chris Tomlin ft. Lauren Daigle
Noel is a contemporary Christian Christmas song written by Chris Tomlin as part of his album titled Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship. This features the vocals of Christian singer Lauren Daigle. There is a lyric in the song’s chorus “Come and see what God has done”. According to Chris Tomlin, this is what he hopes people will take from the song.
“Come and see” is often read in the Scriptures as a command through the word “Behold”. In Isaiah 7:14, the prophet says that, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” The song Noel wants us to come and see. But what? It is the fact that the Savior has come!
It’s also worth noting that the word “Noel” is derived from the French phrase “Les bonnes nouvelles” which means the good news. When Jesus was born, He was the greatest news because He is the Savior of humankind from sin. This is the reason why we celebrate Christmas.
Joy To The World (Joyful, Joyful) – Phil Wickham
Joy To The World (Joyful, Joyful) is a rendition of Phil Wickham as part of his Christian worship album titled “Christmas”. It was originally written by Christian hymn writer Isaac Watts.
Joy To The World (Joyful, Joyful) is a song that is commonly heard during the holidays because of its lively and triumphant rhythm and hopeful lyrics based on Psalm 98.
According to Psalm 98, we should “sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; The Lord has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.”
When you think about the story of Christmas, chances are you’ll think of the manger, baby Jesus, and the shepherds, but the real essence of the story is what God has done. Because God brought us salvation, we should joyfully shout and sing praises to Him. He has entered our darkness to save us from sin and bring joy, light, and peace.
With all the happenings during the holiday season, it can be easy to get caught up and lose sight of the heart of the Christmas story. Do you remember that the true joy of the season is in Christ?
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day – Casting Crowns
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day is a lesser-known Christian Christmas song because its lyrics were born from painful circumstances. The track is based on a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during the American Civil War. Wadsworth was an American poet who endured a lot of heartbreaks, including the death of his wife and his son’s severe wounding from sudden war enlistment.
The song initially echoes the poet’s personal anguish with lyrics “And in despair, I bowed my head, “There is no peace on Earth, “I said, For hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on Earth, goodwill to men.” However, the song becomes more with the story of hope due to God’s marvelous plan. The lyrics go, “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep (peace on earth) (peace on earth) the wrong shall fail, the right prevail with peace on Earth, goodwill to men”.
The truth is, there will be times in life when you will feel hopeless because of challenges. But this song reminds us that Christ was resurrected and peace will truly rule the earth. There is hope for those who believe in Him.
As we inch closer to Christmas, may we fix our eyes on the real reason of the season: the birth of Jesus. We hope the top Christian songs we listed above will remind you that the Messiah will offer us the most precious gift of all, which is eternal life.
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