“O holy night…the stars are brightly shining–it is the night of the dear Saviour’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!
Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, with glowing hearts by His cradle we stand. O’er all the world a star is sweetly gleaming; now come the wisemen from out of 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!
Truly He taught us to love one another. His law is love, and His gospel is peace. Chains he shall 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! Oh, praise His name forever… His power and glory–ever more proclaim!”