143. O Holy Night!

1 O holy night! the stars are brightly shining -
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and darkness pining -
Till He appeared, gift of infinite worth!
Behold the Babe in yonder manger lowly -
'Tis God's own Son come down in human form:
Fall on your knees before the Lord most holy!
O night divine - O night when Christ was born!
O night divine - O night, O night divine!

2 With humble hearts we bow in adoration
Before the Child, gift of God's matchless love.
Sent from on high to purchase our salvation!
That we might dwell with Him ever above.
What grace untold - to leave the bliss of glory
And die for sinners guilty and forlorn:
Fall on your knees! repeat the wondrous story!
O night divine - O night when Christ was born!
O night divine - O night, O night divine!

3 O day of joy, when in eternal splendor
He shall return in His glory to reign,
When ev'ry tongue due praise to Him shall render,
His pow'r and might to all nations proclaim!
A thrill of hope our longing hearts rejoices,
For soon shall down that glad eternal morn:
Fall on your knees! with joy lifr up your voices!
O night divine - O night when Christ was born!
O night divine - O night, O night divine!

Text Information
First Line: O holy night! the stars are brightly shining
Title: O Holy Night!
Author: John S. Dwight
Alterer: Avis B. Christiansen, 1895-
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Christmas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O night divine O night when Christ was born
Tune Information
Name: [O holy night! The stars are brightly shining]
Composer: Adolphe Adam
Arranger: Eldon Burkwall
Key: C Major



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