Merry Christmas!

My favorite Christmas song — O, Holy Night — sung by Josh Groban. The song was originally a French song written to a poem called Midnight Christians. The English lyrics were written by John Sullivan Dwight, a Unitarian minister and an abolitionist. The lyrics are below. The second verse and the first two lines of the third verse (italicized below) are not sung by Josh Groban in the version heard here.

Enjoy this wonderful song and…

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!

O Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining.
It is the night of our 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! Oh hear the angel voices!
Oh night divine! Oh night when Christ was born!

Oh night divine! Oh night!
Oh 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 Orient land.

The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friend.
He knows our need, 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.
Christ is the Lord, that ever, ever praise we.
Noel! Noel! Oh night. Oh night divine!

Noel!
Noel! Oh night; oh night divine!

Noel!
Noel! Oh night; oh night divine!

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