The Peace of Advent

Many Christmas songs talk about “peace,” and rightly so.  The night Jesus was born a new song of peace was recorded: “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!’”…

What Kind of Peace on Earth?

Full disclosure: I love Christmas songs.  I especially love Christmas hymns.  One of my favorites is “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” by Henry Longfellow.  The first verse goes like this: I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth,…

I Heard the Bells

This famous Christmas carol was based on the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  He penned these verses on Christmas Day 1863, when he found out that his son had been wounded in the Battle of New Hope Church during the American Civil War. I Heard the Bells Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Performed by Jars…