My Favorite Christmas Hymn: O Holy Night!

“Therefore, the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35 (CSB)

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During this time of Advent it is quite common for us to sing and play hymns that are only sung and read during this time of year. It is actually quite sad since most of these hymns speak of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For me many of these songs ring out all year long.

What I have found to be my favorite Christmas hymns is “O Holy Night!” Often we neglect to look at or sing the second and third verses which contain the ultimate message of Jesus. These verses explain to us His mission and our promised status. Please read, or sing them for yourself.

                      O Holy Night!
(verse1)
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
Til 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

(verse 2)
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 not stranger
Behold your King before Him lowly bend
Behold your King before Him lowly bend

(verse 3)
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 Lord o praise His name forever
His pow'r and glory evermore proclaim
His pow'r and glory evermore proclaim

May we be able to recognize Jesus our Savior and God our Father in this season of celebration!

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