Monday, December 08, 2008

the amazing grace

in o holy night. one of my favorite christmas songs. i can almost never make it through the song without tearing up. ridiculous, but awesome! the words are so powerful and so amazing.

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 angels' 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, Behold your King.

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.

1 comment:

MoJo said...

Hey Holly! This is Erin's friend Maureen from Bethany. I just found your blog and saw this post about 'O Holy Night. Have you heard the Sufjian Stevens version? AWESOME!!!!! I think replayed it so many times my CD is worn out. Hope all is well! Just wanted to pass on the Sufjian love :)