What does this mean?
It is celebrated in many ways, all over the world.
And, of course, hymns are sung.
The People That In Darkness Sat
The people that in darkness sat A glorious light have seen;
The light has shined on them who long In shades of death have been,
In shades of death have been.
To hail Thee, Sun of Righteousness, The gath'ring nations come;
They joy as when the reapers bear Their harvest treasures home.
Their harvest treasures home.
To us a Child of hope is born, To us a Son is giv'n,
And on his shoulder ever rests All power in earth and heav'n,
All pow'r in earth and heav'n.
His name shall be the Prince of Peace, The Everlasting Lord,
The Wonderful, the Counselor, The God by all adored,
The God by all adored.
His righteous government and pow'r Shall over all extend;
On judgment and on justice based, His reign shall have no end,
His reign shall have no end.
Lord Jesus, reign in us, we pray, And make us thine alone,
Who with the Father ever art And Holy Spirit, one,
And Holy Spirit, one.