O! Holy Night!

Too often, the words of Christmas Carols are lost amidst the absolute accustomation in hearing, and even singing, their melodies and phrases.

Let the message be heard with fresh appreciation–for it is not the birth of Christ alone we celebrate, but what His birth means for a fallen world.

O! Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
‘Til he appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world of rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

    Fall on your knees! O, hear the angel voices!
    O night divine, O night, when Christ was born

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here come the wise men from Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friend.

    He knows our need–our weakness is no stranger,
    Behold thy King! Before Him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name!

Christ is the Lord! O, praise His Name forever!
His power and glory evermore proclaim!
Noël! Noël! O, Night–O, Night Divine!


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