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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,
'Til He appeared 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!
O night divine, o night when Christ was born
O night divine, o night, o 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

Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim
His power and glory evermore proclaim!

Words by Placide Cappeau, 1847. Music by Adolphe Adam, 1847. Translation by John Sullivan Dwight, 1855.

Posted on Monday, December 25, 2006 at 12:00AM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments1 Comment

Reader Comments (1)

Merry Christmas. That is my favorite carol.

Dec 25, 2006 at 01:07PM | Unregistered CommenterSuebob

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