O Holy Night

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining

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O Holy Night

Written by: Placide Cappeau

O Holy Night is a Christmas song that portrays the significance of the night when Jesus was born

O Holy Night is a song that teaches about the birth of Jesus.


O Holy Night Lyrics

Song lyrics to O Holy Night

O 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 appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O 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 came the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our Friend!
He knows our need; to 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 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!
His power and glory evermore proclaim!
His power and glory evermore proclaim!


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O Holy Night - A History of the Carol

O Holy Night, a timeless Christmas carol, resonates with the pure essence of the Christmas season. Its serene melody and heartfelt lyrics capture the moment of Jesus' birth. As the song unfolds, it paints a vivid picture of a silent, holy night when Christ was born, filling the world with divine light and love. The lyrics, originally written in French as "Minuit, chr├ętiens" by Placide Cappeau, beautifully convey the profound joy and peace that envelops the world on this sacred night. With its soul-stirring music and profound message, "O Holy Night" continues to touch hearts and inspire reverence, making it a cherished tradition during Christmas celebrations worldwide.

The Story behind the Christmas Carol; O Holy Night

O Holy Night is also known as Luther’s Cradle Hymn. For many years it was thought that the song was written by Martin Luther and sung by him to his children. It is now known that the song was written as part of a collection for Martin Luther's 400th anniversary. There is even speculation that the song was credited to Luther as a marketing gimmick to promote sales. The original form of the song was a two-stanza version and appeareed to originate among German Lutherans in Pennsylvania in the early to mid 1880's.


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