Wednesday, December 24, 2008

O Holy Night


Composed by Adolphe Adam-written by Placide Cappeau.
*italics mine



Oh holy night!
The stars are brightly shining.
It is the night of the 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 angel voices.
Oh night divine,
Oh night when Christ was born.
Oh night divine,Oh night divine.


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.


Fall on your knees.
Oh hear the angel voices.
Oh night divine,
Oh night when Christ was born.
Oh night divine,Oh night divine.


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.


Fall on your knees.
Oh hear the angel voices.
Oh night divine,
Oh night when Christ was born.
Oh night divine,Oh night divine.



*This has never been a Christmas carol that I would have identified as one of my favorites. With the current state of the world, our country, and my personal life this year, the lyrics seemed to touch me in a way they never had before. I wanted to share the hope with you.




Wishing you a Merry Christmas,
peace in your heart, worth in your soul,
and hope for your future in the New Year.

8 comments:

George said...

Debbie, thanks for sharing the words to one of my favorite carols. Merry Christmas to you!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Debbie, I am George's 'other' half. He told me about your blog. I have enjoyed looking at it. I love your 'title'--talking about all of the qualities of a rose. Creative!!!! Check out my blog when you have time.
Betsy
http://www.lightblog.com/member/slohiker/

my blog said...

Beautiful lyrics!!

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!

storyteller said...

Lovely ... thanks for sharing and hope YOUR Christmas was joyous!
Hugs and blessings,

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Hope you had a wonderful day together!

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

I hope that this Christmas was good to you and all of your friends and family! I wish you the very best of the season and continued happiness! Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

This is one of my favorite songs! I love the song, the meanings...and just what it is all about!

I hope you had a great Christmas~ and remembered how our Savior came into the world...a precious babe!

Sue said...

I put the lyrics to Hark the Herald Angels Sing on my blog. It's good to listen to the words as we sing these songs.

Thanks for visiting my SkyWatch blog.