Is Handel's Messiah part of your Christmas playlist? As the glorious music of Messiah fills our home, we hear through Scripture alone the Biblical story of redemption. All the lyrics are straight from the Authorized Version (King James) of the Bible, from the Old and New Testaments. The collection of verses carefully present God's plan of redemption--evident from the beginning of Scripture--through the Incarnation of His Son, Immanuel, God With Us.
This academic paper, titled "Handel's Messiah: Biblical and Theological Perspectives" by Daniel Block of Southern Baptist Seminary, is one that you will want to print and file with your teaching resources about composers (Handel), the 18th century, and/or Bible lessons. (Hat tip Justin Taylor's Between Two Worlds.)
Another Christmas collection that focuses on the message of redemption that is the glad tidings of Christmas is "Behold the Lamb of God" by Andrew Peterson. A friend of mine introduced me to Andrew Peterson's music a few years back, but at the time this album was out of production. It is now back in a special anniversary edition. It includes "Matthew's Begets," a song that takes its lyrics from the genealogy of Matthew 1. "Matthew's Begets" is a great track to have handy when teaching children either Advent related devotions or Old Testament studies that look for Christ in the Old Testament.
Image from Wikipedia, Handel's Messiah.