The songs we sing at Christmas are some of the richest, most special in the church’s history.
But even the best songs can get overplayed.
Here are a few modern Christmas songs you can add to the mix for some variety this year.
“He Shall Reign Forevermore” by Chris Tomlin and Matt Maher
The lyrical beauty of the “Hallelujah Chorus” comes to this modern Christmas song in the refrain, “And he shall reign / Forevermore, forevermore.” Chris Tomlin and Matt Maher draw our attention to the Child who is also the King, inviting us to worship Jesus with all our heart.
“Peace Has Come” by Hillsong
One of the classic Christmas hymns gets an update with Hillsong’s “Peace Has Come.” You’ll hear hints of “O Come, Let Us Adore Him” in the melody, and the song closes with the familiar refrain.
“God with Us” by All Sons and Daughters
This simple song packs a punch, reminding us that Christ’s coming results in our deliverance from sin and shame. In the same breath, we affirm God’s nearness and holiness, turning our gaze toward the God who is with us.
“All Glory Be to Christ” by King’s Kaleidoscope
In this reimagining of the classic “Auld Lang Syne,” King’s Kaleidoscope places Jesus at the center of our lives. The first verse paraphrases Psalm 127:1 and James 4:14, giving glory for our work and our lives to Christ. The second verse takes a portion of the Lord’s Prayer and refers to Jesus’ words in John 4:14, reminding us to hunger and thirst for Christ alone.
So, with these options in mind, are you adding anything new to your setlist this week?