Hey Good Readers,
I am working this week to frame up a series of sermons for Advent and Christmas, and I have a question for you:
What’s your favorite verse (or phrase) from a Christmas carol or an Advent hymn?
I know that we haven’t even passed trick-or-treating yet, but the choir and I need to work ahead. Can you help me out?
I’ll prime the pump a bit by saying that—while I have many favorite carols—the phrase that I need to hear (and to sing) every Yuletide comes from “O Little Town of Bethlehem” by Phillips Brooks. It is the final stanza of the first verse:
The hopes and fears of all the years
are met in thee tonight
So, what’s the line that you have to sing every year in order for you to make the journey from darkness to light once again?
As always, thanks for posting,