The Lost Verses of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” – Trevin Wax. I’ve noticed that some of these “classic Christmas hymns” have been neutered to remove the connection between Christ’s birth and the salvation of sinners. As my pastor has often said, the birth of Christ is about the death of Christ, which is about the resurrection of Christ, which is about the eventual return of Christ for His Church. We must not get so focused on the babe in the manger that we lose sight of the reason God caused that baby to be born. Yes, “Jesus is the reason for the season,” but what specifically is it about Jesus that is “the reason for the season”? It is His death on the cross as the penal substitution for the elect and His resurrection showing His having defeated death for us that are the reason.