Blogmas Day Thirteen – Guest post by Millay’s Musings

“Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the waaaayyyyyyyyyy”

Am I allowed to sing Christmas carols here when I’ve been talking nonstop about Christmas for the last (almost) two weeks and plan to continue this trend for (almost) another two weeks??

Today, on that same note (lame pun was definitely intended) I’ve got another guest post for you all about some more Christmas music, this time from Millay’s Musings. I hope you all enjoy it!!

The Beauty of Christmas Songs:

Personally, though I absolutely love the poppy, rock, and 80’s style Christmas music, they never exceed my love for the traditional Christmas hymns. The traditional are full of such utter beauty. Just read the following lyrics as if it were the first time EVER hearing them. Please, pay attention to the metaphor, rhyme, and deep truth that is strung through these lyrics.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel:
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o’er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Dayspring, from on high,
And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

In the Bleak Midwinter:
In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan
Earth stood hard as iron
Water like a stone
Snow had fallen
Snow on snow on snow
In the bleak midwinter
Long, long ago
Angels and Arc Angels
May have traveled there
Cherubim and Seraphim
Thronged the air
But only his Mother
In her maiden bliss
Worshiped the beloved
With a kiss
What can I give him?
Poor as I am
If I were a shepherd
I would give a lamb
If I were a wise man
I would do my part
But what I can I give him
Give him my heart
Give him my heart

Aren’t these SO beautiful? What are your thoughts? Is there another Christmas song that is just SO beautiful? Don’t be afraid to start a conversation in the comment section down below. God bless! Ciao. -Millay

I hope you all enjoyed this post from Millay – I’m also a huge fan of the more funky, modern and upbeat Christmas songs but I can’t deny that this Christmas song is also just so beautiful!! I also wanted to ask how are you all enjoying Blogmas so far?? What has been your favourite post?? Also, if you have any posts or ideas that you would really like to see, please let me know in the comments section!! (After all, I’m not just writing for me I want you all to enjoy what I’m writing too so please chat to me in the comments sections if you have any thoughts or ideas). Other than that, that’s all I have for you guys today – see you tomorrow!

Lots of Love

Blondey on a Mission xxx

Author: blondeyonamission

Hey everyone! I'm a lifestyle and travel blogger from South Africa and about to relocate to the UK for university. My blog is all about stories, tips and advice with topics ranging from university, organisation, friends, books, travel and more. Please check it out and I hope you enjoy xxx

10 thoughts

  1. Loving your blogmas, really enjoyed the cooking, especially the step by step, makes it look easy and fun. So would love to see more, especially “ginger ” biscuits on one???
    Can be forever hopeful. xxx

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  2. I do love the fun songs. But also love the hymns we sing in church- too bad there isn’t a way to sing them in church.

    Christmas Eve Candlelight Service- that is my favorite Christmas service. Combined with organ, trumpet, and four string quartet. We do sing Silent Night with lights off and our candles get lit. Boy, sure going to miss it

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