Mood Music Monday: O Holy Night

Happy Monday!  Amid the busyness of this time of the year, I often reflect on the reverence of the holiday season, perfectly in  O Holy Night, one of my favorite Christmas songs.  There are hundreds of versions rendered by  an equal number of talented artists, I find this version by Josh Groban to be absolutely breathtaking.

According to Wikipedia, O Holy Night was written by French composer and music critic Adolphe Charles Adam in 1847.  It was translated to English and set to music in 1847.  The text reflects the birth of Jesus Christ and humanity’s redemption. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Holy_Night).

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.Long lay the world in sin and error pining,Till He appear’d 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 divine, O 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 come 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.
He knows our need, to our weaknesses 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.
Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

~kay

 

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3 comments on “Mood Music Monday: O Holy Night

  1. dray0308 says:

    His voice is so smooth and pure. When he goes into “fall on your knees…” I get chills.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. dray0308 says:

    Had to listen again! Lol spectacular!!

    Liked by 1 person

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