O Holy Night

by beth on December 25, 2012

May Your Christ­mas Sea­son be filled with the Light of Christ!

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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!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,

With glow­ing hearts by His cra­dle we stand.

O’er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,

Now come the wise­men from out of the Ori­ent land.

The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;

In all our tri­als born to be our friends.

He knows our need, our weak­ness is no stranger,

Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

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!

 Orig­i­nal: Adolphe Charles Adams

Trans­lated: John Sul­li­van Dwight

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