O Holy Night!

Blessed and Merry Christmas to All! 

Music expresses my heart more than words, so may this Celtic rendition of “O Holy Night” from YouTube, communicate the true message and hope of this season to you today, and always! 

 

O Holy Night! 

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains He shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in His name all oppression shall cease!
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!

The words and lyrics of the old carol ‘O Holy Night’ were written by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure in 1847.  He approached his friend Adolphe Charles Adams(1803-1856) to write the music accompaniment.  It was translated into English by John Sullivan Dwight (1812-1893).

2 thoughts on “O Holy Night!

  1. Beautifully done! I heard the story of O Holy Night on radio and they said Adams, who wrote the music, was Jewish. He normally wrote operas, He was hesitant to write the music for such powerful words, but finally agreed to write the music for this most beautiful Christmas song.

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