Tuesday, December 18, 2012


The song O Holy Night is so moving. Even though I spent some time on the poem it originated from, I wanted to also spend time on the song we so often sing. Here are the lines I'm meditating on with this song.
  • Jesus' coming helps me to see my soul's true worth
  • In all my trials, he was born to be my friend. *tears*
  • To never forget...the slave is my brother. Compassion.
  • Meditating on this powerful line: He knows my need, to my weakness is no stranger, Behold my King! Before Him lowly bend!

O Holy Night: John Sullivan Dwight's Version
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,
'Til 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 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 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!

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