Thursday, December 22, 2011

O Holy Night

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!

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!

5 comments:

Pen Pen said...

I miss Christmas caroling...too bad people don't do it much anymore.

Ms. A said...

This is one of my favorites!

imac said...

I can hear your beautiful song my friend.

ancient one said...

Speaking of Caroling... A group of teens from People's Baptist Church came to sing for Jerry... blogger "GOD is already in our tomorrows." and the children in the daycare next door, came over and sang Christmas songs to Alton and Margaret this week.. so it still happens...

Annie said...

This is one of my favorites. I also love "We Three Kings" (believe it or not, Dolly Parton does a great version of it!).

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday!