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Hark!

December 21, 2016
By Emily Lund, K-5 Music Teacher

Hark! We begin our concert with this word from old English. While this word has fallen out of use today, we would be wise to ponder for a minute, or an hour, the message of that one small word. “Hark” calls us to stop, listen, think, and take heart.

“Hark,” the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”
Stop, listen, think, and lend your heart to our praises as we, too, sing to our King. The “Glorias” we sing are not empty sounds, but echoes of the praises that resound across the heaven and earth.

“Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.”
Listen to the call of the gospel. Where once there was brokenness, there is now a child who brings peace. Though highly exalted and true God, Jesus is also is truly  human, born into lowly circumstances and obedient in every circumstance--even death on a cross. Listen, take heart: this good news, the GOSPEL, calls to you.

“Joyful, all ye nations rise, join the triumph of the skies.”
Even in this quiet hour, you are called to action. In light of this great Savior and his triumph over sin and death, look up and adore Him. Repent and worship. Our Savior is reigning and soon he will return!

Hark! Listen! Believe! Glory to the newborn King!