Oh Holy Night

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Oh 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 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.

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.

Words by Chappeau de Roquemaure
Translated by John S. Dwight

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  1. What a reminder. So often we sing along without really digesting the words that are in the Carol itself. Yes it is a Holy time – Go back to the last verse and right from the very birth of Him who came to save us it is all said in there. Thank You for your choice Jonie, wonderful reminder of where our Faith does lie. Bless you and all those you care about deeply.

  2. It’s so nice to read these beautiful words and let them sink in deeply. What an immesurable gift was given to us in Jesus Christ!!! The music link was wonderful, too — This version of the song is so moving – her voice is amazing! God Bless you this Christmas Eve and always!

  3. Bless you dear friend,may the new year bring ,love, joy and happiness to you.Thank you for all you share,and this post is wonderful 🙂
    ‘Merry Christmas ‘

  4. thank you jonie; sending you and yours from my home to yours best wishes for joy, peace and blessings to come your way my dearest friend/sister, LL

  5. Thank you Jonie for the beautiful blessings on this great eve and always. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  6. thank you Jonie,you are a very special person. I love your blogs and a very special friend indeed. I know some day we will meet in the next life. May peace and Harmony surround you and your family always…..Jean

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