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true repentance

I was reading in a book of Christian poetry this morning the words to several poems that have been set to music and become popular Christmas songs, as is the case with many hymns. And as is often also the case, one poem contained a verse I have never sung, or even heard before, and its message is beautiful. The poem, originally by James Montgomery and first published in Scotland in 1816, is called Nativity, but the hymn title is drawn from its first line, “Angels, from the realms of glory.”

I have to admit, its never been a Christmas song I’ve noticed much. Continue reading