Glory: A Call to Worship at Christmas brings together acoustic instruments, timeless arrangements, and atmospheric soundscapes crafted to draw the listener to reflect on the miraculous Christmas story and respond in worship of Jesus.
Christmas has always been about worship!
Since the very beginning, humanity’s proper response to Jesus’s birth is to worship Him for who He is and for what He has done. The Wise Men, the shepherds, Simeon in the temple, the prophetess Anna, the angels, Mary — all of them responded to the Good News of the Messiah’s arrival with acclamations of worship. Even John the Baptist, while still in his mother Elizabeth’s womb, leapt in worship when Mary arrived, pregnant with the baby Savior!
I have always had a special fondness for Christmas music of all sorts, even silly songs about reindeer and Santa Claus, but every Christmas season should ultimate lead to a time of passionate worship for the Savior’s arrival. After all, He is Emmanuel, God with Us, the little child who grew up and sacrificed His perfect life for a hopelessly broken world. His brief time on earth concluded in the most majestic of crescendos, bursting forth from the grave, conquering death itself, and ascending to Heaven to sit at the right hand of Abba Father! But His birth was a far more subtle beginning, trading a heavenly throne for a manger on a night where most people were too busy to even pay attention. Oh, let’s give Jesus the worship He deserves for such a stunning act of humble majesty! At Christmas, we remember the very moment that John 3:16 was set into motion: “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life!”
grace and peace,
The cover art for Glory: A Call to Worship at Christmas was painted by Wes’s wife Hannah Pickering. This stunning piece, titled Bethlehem Night, is painted in acrylic on a panoramic 1ft x 3ft canvas.
To see more of Hannah’s beautiful artwork, visit http://hannahpickeringart.com
Song By Song
Worship Team Resources
|1||O Come O Come Emmanuel||Chord Chart||Nashville Number Chart||Lyrics|
|2||The Savior’s Here||Chord Chart||Nashville Number Chart||Lyrics|
|3||Humble King||Chord Chart||Nashville Number Chart||Lyrics|
|4||Little Heart Beats||Chord Chart||Nashville Number Chart||Lyrics|
|5||Do You Hear What I Hear?||Chord Chart||Nashville Number Chart||Lyrics|
|6||O Come All Ye Faithful||Chord Chart||Nashville Number Chart||Lyrics|
|7||Do Not Be Afraid||Chord Chart||Nashville Number Chart||Lyrics|
|8||We Bow Down||Chord Chart||Nashville Number Chart||Lyrics|
|9||In the Bleak Midwinter||Chord Chart||Nashville Number Chart||Lyrics|
|9||Silent Night||Chord Chart||Nashville Number Chart||Lyrics|
|9||Be His Joy to the World||Chord Chart||Nashville Number Chart||Lyrics|
|9||The Announcement of Jesus’ Birth||Chord Chart||Nashville Number Chart||OpenLP File||Lyrics|