O Holy Night!


The music of "O Holy Night" is so beautiful that we sometimes fail to notice the perfection of this Christmas carol's lyrics.

And the angel said unto them, "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:10–1, KJV).

Every Christmas Eve service, the members of our church are blessed to hear our worship pastor sing “O Holy Night.” This has become such a tradition at our church that the thought of a Christmas Eve service without it is, well, hard to imagine!

“O Holy Night” was set to music by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the lyrics of a French poem written by Placide Cappeau, a wine merchant and poet. Cappeau had been asked to write a Christmas poem by a parish priest.

The music is so beautiful that we sometimes fail to notice the perfection of the lyrics. May these lyrics help you contemplate the wonder and blessing of Jesus’ birth:

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,

It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth.

Long lay the world in sin and error pining,

Till He appear’d and the soul 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 angels’ voices!

O night divine, O night when Christ was born;

O night divine, O night, O night divine.

Merry Christmas!

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