Christmas is MUSIC
come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our
salvation!" (Psalm 95:1)
can hope to describe Christmas. Language
can be uplifting, words can be wonderful, too.
But Christmas transcends language and accents and dialects. Only through music can the beauty and marvel
of Christmas find suitable expression. In dank prison cells, on lonely treks to
promised lands and new possibilities, in slave ships and on picket lines,
people have been sustained by the power of song. In moments of greatest joy or most painful
sorrow, it is music which provides inspiration and solace. Long, long ago men and women heard angels
singing within their hearts and life can never, ever be the same again. For, folk with ears attuned to intimations of
glory continue to hear, beneath the babble and the raucous strains of modern
life, the symphony of the soul.
-- Don G. Smith, Lorne Park
Baptist Church, Mississauga, Ontario, December 7, 1985