Christmas Jottings – Heavenly Host
Referring to Luke 2:13-14
…so when the Herald-Angle had spoken, a multitude of heaven’s host stood forth to hymn the good tidings he had brought. What they sang was but the reflex of what had been announced.
It told in the language of praise the character, the meaning, the result, of what had taken place. Heaven took up the strain of ‘glory’; earth echoed it as ‘peace’; it fell on the ears and hearts of men as ‘good pleasure’
Glory to God in the Highest-
And upon earth peace-
Among men good pleasure!
Alfred Edersheim, The Life and Times of Jesus The Messiah, Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., Peabody, MA, 1993. p. 132. Originally published in 1883.
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