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The Christian meaning of The Twelve Days of Christmas song

By Jonathan Smith, Dec 24 2020 10:00AM

The well-known song The Twelve Days of Christmas has a hidden meaning:


The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus Christ


Two turtle doves are the Old and New Testaments


Three French hens stand for faith, hope and love


The four calling birds are the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John


The five gold rings recalled to Torah or Law - the first five books of the Old Testement


The six geeses a-laying stand for the six days of creation


Seven swans a-swimming represent the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit - Phophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership and Mercy


The eight maids a-milking are the eight beatitudes


Nine ladies dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit - Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control


The ten lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments


The eleven pipers piping stand for the eleven faithful disciples


The twelve drummers drumming sysbolizes the twelve points of the Apostles' Creed.


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


Yes, I said Merry CHRISTmas because Christmas is not Christmas without CHRIST

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