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Room For Love (Contemporary Christmas Music)

While many of today’s popular Christmas carols are of religious origin, the earliest carols, “were pagan songs, sung at the Winter Solstice celebrations.” Historians believe that church officials scheduled Christmas to coincide with the Winter Solstice celebrations in hopes that it would be more widely accepted. Pope Julius 1 is credited with assigning December 25th as the day to celebrate the Nativity back in the 4th century. However, it wasn’t until the 14th century that “carols” became popular in religious circles.

My Christmas carol , “Room for Love”, uses Luke Chapter 2, Verse 7 for inspiration. “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”

Room for Love by Christian F. Burton – Copyright © 2011

Mary and Joseph arrived late at night, but few have compassion for them and their plight. No room at the inn, no room anywhere, but God made room in his heart then and there. Room for love, room for love, make room for that Gift from above. Room for love, room for love, like blessings that fall from above.

The old barn was crowded with farm animals, yet fit for the King who would soon save us all.  No room at the inn, no room anywhere, but God made room for us all then and there. Room for love, room for love, make room for that Gift from above. Room for love, room for love, like blessings that fall from above.

In these surroundings, the shelter they sought. Soon more would come to see what love had brought. No room at the inn, no room anywhere, but God made room for the world then and there. Room for love, room for love, make room for that Gift from above. Room for love, room for love, like blessings that fall from above.

As you gather ’round your Christmas tree, how much room for love will there be? Make room in your heart, make room everywhere, make room for God’s love in your life then and there. Room for love, room for love, make room for that Gift from above. Room for love, room for love, like blessings that fall from above.

Sources:

The History of Christmas Carols – http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/carols_history.shtml

HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS – http://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas

History of Christmas Carols – http://musiced.about.com/od/christmasnewyeararticles/a/carols.htm

Bible Gateway – https://www.biblegateway.com

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