By Gabriel Agbja
Abuja – The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Chapel on Wednesday organised its maiden Christmas Carol, preparatory to the Dec.25 celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Christmas carol refers to a piece of vocal music in hymn form whose lyrics centre on the theme of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Carols have been used over the decades as songs that herald Christians’ joy and mood for Charismas that characterises benevolence.
The Assistant Chaplain, Pastor David Onilede, had urged the audience to spend their lives in obedience to God`s words and instructions, saying that Christ’s second coming was at hand.
“ This celebration is to alert us towards second coming of Jesus Christ. We must be aware and be fully prepared for it.
“We are soldiers of Christ and we should be ready for His second coming.
“The Bible has made us to understand that His first coming was not appreciated, so must learn from the past and shape our ways to receive Him by being born again,’’ he said.
Mr Denis Pollyn, the Carols’ Conductor, had urged the audience to be content with life, adding that they should approach life with thanksgiving.
“We must always be ready to give thanks to God, irrespective of the prevailing conditions,’’ he said.
The audience gave sweet rendition of “ Silent Night’’, “The Herald Angels Sing“, “Angels from the Realms of Glory“, “Joy to the World“ and “We wish You A Merry Christmas,“ among others. (NAN)