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Christmas 2022—Advent Trumpets

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them. … “Today your Savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord.” Suddenly a vast, heavenly army appeared with the angel, praising God. Luke 2:9

The Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 1 Thessalonians 4:16

The narratives of Jesus’ birth do not explicitly say that the angels blew trumpets while they were praising God for what he was doing to save human beings from his wrath and their sin. However, if the people heard the sound of trumpets when he revealed himself on the mountain at Sinai; and if Joshua ordered a trumpet blast to announce God’s victory over Jericho; and if God inspired Gideon to sound trumpets to rout the Midianites; and if David brought the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem with shouting and blowing trumpets; surely the angels accompanied their songs with the brilliance of brass. If the psalmists command God’s worshippers to praise him with trumpets, then how could the angels be expected to do less? Indeed, how could we!? So as you begin to read the prayer of praise, click the link to accompany your praise with trumpets.

Ablaze with light, angelic choirs let loose
A joyous song announcing Jesus’ birth;
And fanfare trumpets fill the skies of earth
With all the glory godly horns produce.
Momentous news: Our savior has arrived;
A humble peasant’s child is now our king,
A faithful, gracious man whose praise we sing
Because in him our hope has been revived.
One day the trumpet blast again will sound
And angels from their heav’nly home descend
To help as Christ returns to gather us;
Elect from ev’ry tribe and tongue we’re crowned
To reign with him as we from death ascend,
Transformed to live our lives victorious!



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