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Shallow Christmas Carols

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Ever since I was saved, I have found traditional Christmas carols (With the exception of Hark the Herald Angels Sing) to be pretty well.. shallow. 

Consider these two songs compared to most Christmas carols:



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To a certain extent, many of the carols could be classed as shallow. The angels didn't sing (Hark the Herald), we don't know how many wise men (We 3 Kings), was the night really silent (Silent Night)?, and so forth and so on. But there's no denying that they are fun to sing and to listen to.

My personal favorite is Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne.

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Our preacher last Sunday chose "There was no room at Bethlehem" but our pianist didn't manage it too well, our reserve pianist was feeding her Baby at the time, The preacher said he didn't know it, but chose it because he liked the words.No one else seemed to know it, although I am sure we sang it last year or the year before. So we ended up reading the words.  One verse says "But there was room at Calvary"

There Was No Room in Bethlehem

There was no room in Bethlehem
     for him who left his throne
to seek the lost at countless cost
     and make their griefs his own:
but there was room at Calvary
     upon a cross of shame
for him to die, uplifted high,
     and bear the sinner's blame.

There was no room in Bethlehem,
     and in the world today
man will not give him room to live
     but bids him turn away;
but there is room at Calvary,
     and there he stands to give
a home to all who heed his call
     and look to him and live.

There was no room in Bethlehem
     for Christ, the Prince of heaven
come down to earth in human birth
     that man might be forgiven:
but there is room at Calvary
     for sinners to abide,
and all who come will find a home
     in Jesus crucified.


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