And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." (Luke 2:8-12)Angles we have heard on High is a well know and favorite carol we hear each year at Christmas. It is a Traditional French carol (Les Anges dans Nos Campagnes). It was translated from French to English by James Chadwick and published in 1862 in the Crown of Jesus.
Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ, whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ, the Lord, the new-born King.
Christmas is about everything new. New life, new beginnings, new order, new power, and a brand new and very unique Kingdom.
This new Kingdom would be just