Maybe one of the reasons I love Christmas carols is because of their pearly and eloquent phraseology. I've always loved elaborate and flowery descriptions and many carols are full of them! None more so than this:
There's a song in the air! There's a star in the sky! There's a mother's deep prayer and a baby's low cry! And the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing, for the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King! There's a tumult of joy o'er the wonderful birth, for the virgin's sweet boy is the Lord of the earth. Ay! the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing, for the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King! In the light of that star lie the ages impearled; and that song from afar has swept over the world. Every hearth is aflame, and the beautiful sing in the homes of the nations that Jesus is King! We rejoice in the light, and we echo the song that comes down through the night from the heavenly throng. Ay! we shout to the lovely evangel they bring, and we greet in his cradle our Savior and King!
JOY is a prevailing theme both in Christmas carols and in the season over all. Christians, especially, should be full of rejoicing. The world around us is joyful for the sake of being joyful. But we can rejoice because we see the Light, we know the Truth, and we understand the Message!
Christmas hymns are not just another christmas song about chestnuts and Frosty and reindeer. They are "tumults of joy" because God came to earth to dwell among us! "Echo the song!"