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Editorial: In a world of strife, old words have great meaning


December 20, 2016

I help out with music for my church and the other day I was looking over some traditional Christmas carols in preparation for a special service we were holding.

One caught my eye: “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.”

We’ve probably all heard it, even if we haven’t spent much time in church.

I’ve noticed that there is a fairly distinct emphasis on peace in this song. Also, it doesn’t even mention Jesus Christ, who – last I checked, is still the focus of the Christian celebration of Christmas. However, it very clearly celebrates the occasion of his birth.

Curious, I decided...

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