And here's number three in my series of depressing Christmas songs - I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day by Casting Crowns s. Here, take a look at these lyrics:
And in despair I bowed my headI have a feeling this is supposed to be an uplifting, inspirational song, but I just can't hear it that way. The very music itself sounds so sad and remorseful. Of course light will prevail eventually, but it certainly doesn't feel that way.
There is no peace on earth I said
For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men
But the bells are ringing
Like a choir singing
Does anybody hear them?
Peace on earth, good will to men
Then rang the bells more loud and deep
God is not dead, nor does He sleep
The dark shall fail, the light prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men