Sunday, December 22, 2013

Blog Caroling: O' Holy Night


It's that time of year again for Blog Caroling. What a wonderful tradition created by Footnote Maven. If you are not aware of her tradition please feel free and click on the link to her blog to learn all about it.

I have gone back to my favorite version of "O' Holy Night" sung by Patti Labelle. I featured this version here on this blog two years ago. Enjoy!




O' Holy Night
Composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, chretiens"(Midnight, Christians) by Placide Cappeau. Singing version created by John Sullivan Dwight
(information courtesy of Wikipedia)

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 the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger, 
In all our trials born to be our friend!

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!

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!

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!

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    1. Merry Christmas True! Wishing you a beautiful holiday with your family.

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  2. This is another family favorite for me as well. BEAUTIFUL!! I wish you and your family have a very Merry & Blessed Christmas!!

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    1. Thank you Liv. Wishing you a Merry Christmas as well!

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