O Come, Let Us Adore Him

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O come, all ye faithful, joyful, and triumphant; come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; come and behold Him, born the King of angels.

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation; sing all ye bright hosts of heav’n above; glory to God, all glory in the highest.

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning; Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv’n; Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.

O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord.

This is my favorite Christmas hymn without question. There are certainly others with more compelling melodies, but something about the lyrics to O Come, All Ye Faithful gets me every time.

Let’s adore him.

The Dictionary of Bible Themes defines adore as an attitude of worship characterized by love and reverence towards God. In strict terminology, the Latin expression adoratio is a designated act of worship due to God alone.

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word adore, I picture a group of adults huddled around a tiny baby, ooing and ahhhing.  It’s easy to transfer that image to us oohing and ahhing over a baby in a manger, but that is so far from what our adoration, or worship, of the God-man should look like. []

>> Read the rest of Hanna’s post on Michael Easley’s InContext blog

 

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