One of the staples of the Christmas holidays is Christmas music. There are are hymns, carols, and songs about Christmas. But many of the songs during this season feature Santa Claus.
As we seek to remember the real reason for the season, let’s celebrate by listening to Christmas songs about Jesus.
Benefits of Listening to Christmas Songs About Jesus
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Christmas carols can be fun to listen and they get you in an upbeat mood. But many times, the focus is on the receiving of and giving of gifts. Sometimes, we forget that Christmas is about the greatest gift humanity has ever received: Jesus the Christ.
When you listen to Christmas songs, choose ones that tell about Jesus. And not just any old Christmas gospel song, choose songs that are biblically sound.
There are many benefits of listening to Christmas songs about Jesus.
1. They remind us why we’re celebrating the season. Christmas is about more than gifts and toys. It’s about the celebration of a Savior’s birth.
2. Christmas songs about Jesus incite our praise. Listening to someone sing about what God has done, how He gifted us with His Son whom we treated abominably, will start your own praise fest.
3. Christmas songs about Jesus may get in the Word. Have you ever heard song lyrics that suggested some you weren’t sure was biblical? Don’t just take the songwriters word for it, do your research! Get your Bible (and with maybe a little help from Google) find the Scripture that proves, or disproves the lyrics.
4. Listening to Christmas songs about Jesus is a good way to teach children, especially younger ones, the truth about the Christmas story. Songs are really easy to memorize and by listening to theoretically sound Christmas gospel songs, you get truth into young, impressionable minds.
The Best Christmas Gospel Songs to Listen This Christmas
Now that we know why we’re listening to Christmas gospel songs, here are 7 biblically-sound songs to add to your playlist.
1. Noel by Chris Tomlin and Lauren Daigle
The theology is sound as this song’s lyrics reference the Christmas story. It alludes to the Christmas star, the angels appearing to the shepherds on the mountainside, and the Messianic prophecy that Jesus’ kingdom would be everlasting.
The chorus of Noel is a celebration of the Messiah’s birth but it could also be an acknowledgment for everything that God has done.
Come and see what God has done
The story of amazing love!
The light of the world, given for us
2. Baby Boy by King and Country
This song is a reminder that Jesus gave us the victory over sin. We are reminded that it was because of the birth of Jesus that we have access to the hope and joy of being reunited with our Heavenly Father.
The chorus gives God the highest praise.
Alleluia, we can sing it
Alleluia, Heaven’s ringing
Endless hope, relentless joy
Started with a Baby Boy
3. Born is the King (It’s Christmas) by Hillsong
This joyful tune is a reminder that Christmas is about the baby born in the manger. In Him, we have hope, joy, peace, goodwill, and so many other awesome things.
Born unto us this day a Savior
Gifted from heaven to a manger
The hope of the world
A light for all mankind
All of the earth rejoice
It’s Christmas time
The chorus is an invitation to let your praises ring for the King who was born to save.
4. His Name Shall Be by Matt Redman
This song begins by re-imagining the scene on the hillside when the angels appeared to the shepherds. It reminds us why Jesus came to die for us. It’s a celebration of the Messiah and explores the promises fulfilled by Jesus.
The chorus of this Christmas song about Jesus is an exultation of Isaiah 9:6,
His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor.
Mighty God, Everlasting Father
Prince of Peace.
For all eternity, o
His name shall be.
5. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus by Meredith Andrews
This song speaks about the coming of Jesus: first when He came to earth to die for our sins and His second coming when He returns for those who have remained faithful to Him.
It speaks about the accessibility of Christ,
You draw the hearts of shepherds
You draw the hearts of kings
Even as a baby, You were changing everything
You called me to Your Kingdom
Before Your lips could speak
And even as a baby, You were reaching out for me
And now we are awaiting
The day of Your return
When every eye will see You
The world waited for the birth of the Messiah as we wait for His return now: eagerly, knowing He’s the only one who can save.
6. Light of the World by Lauren Daigle
This song gives glory to Jesus Christ the light of the world. It celebrates His birth while also acknowledging that those who hunger for Him can receive all that they need in Him.
For all who wait
For all who hunger
For all who’ve prayed
For all who wonder
Behold your King
7. Adore by Chris Tomlin
This Christmas song about Jesus is all about adoration. The wise men, shepherds, and angels all adored Him and so should we. We give glory to the Messiah when we give Him our lives and everything we have.
Wise men bring their treasures
Shepherds bow low
Angel voices sing of peace on earth
What have I to offer
To heaven’s King
I’ll bring my life, my love, my all
What is the Best Christmas Song About Jesus?
The best Christmas song About Jesus is a matter of opinion. But I hope the songs on this list will inspire you to seek to include more biblical and theoretically sound Christmas music in your family’s celebration.
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