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Oh, Holy Night

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[instrumental introduction]
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 world 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 an --
other;
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!
His power and glo ry evermore proclaim!

Text Information

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First Line:
O holy night the stars are brightly shining
Title:
Oh, Holy Night
Author:
Placide Cappeau (1847)
Translator:
John S. Dwight
Meter:
11.10.11.10.11.10.11.10.10
Language:
English
Refrain First Line:
Fall on your knees
Copyright:
Public Domain

Tune Information

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Title:
CANTIQUE DE NOEL
Composer:
Adolphe Adam
Meter:
11.10.11.10.11.10.11.10.10
Copyright:
Public Domain