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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Oh Holy Night – TSMSS

This blessed old hymn, written in 1847, remains my all time favorite Christmas song. This version is sung by one of my favorite groups - Selah.

Oh holy night!
The stars are brightly shining
This is the night of the dear Savior's birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till 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
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh night,
Oh night divine

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
Oh praise His name forever
His power, and glory evermore proclaim
His power, and glory evermore proclaim

Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh holy night,
Oh night divine

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26 thoughts:

Kelly's Ideas said...

Every time I hear this song - I cry. It is my favorite Christmas song reminds me of my Savior and my father who is with Him.

Merry Christmas to you.

Madison said...

Beautiful blog. Makes me want to decorate. This is a wonderful hymn. Your blog is inspirational.

Andrea said...

AMEN...Merry Christmas and GOD BLESS,

Wylie said...

SO blessed by this!!! So beautiful & I am going to download from Itunes today! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa notes... said...

What a beautiful version of this song. It's one of my all-time favorites, too. Thanks for sharing this morning!

Have a blessed Christmas!

Just Be Real said...

Thank you for the Christmas greetings. Blessings to you dear.

Mocha with Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful. Such a classic!

Faith Imagined said...

Another beautiful choice!

Debbie said...

I love Selah and this version of O Holy Night is one of my all time favorites too.

Karen, may you and your family have a blessed Christmas this year. God bless you.


Cathy said...

Oh, Thank you so much for that glorious video, Karen. It is my favorite Christmas song too , sung by my favorite group. I loved it.

Hazel said...

O Holy Night is also one of my favorite christmas songs, and I love Selah too. Happy holidays to you.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Nice meme -- and you picked one of the songs I most love.

karen hopkins said...

This song always brings me to my knees, as I think of what a night that must have been for Mary, and Joseph, knowing that they would birth such a special newborn babe. What a Holy Night it must have been, to birth a child, who knew no sin...Yes, Oh what a Holy Night it would have been... thanks for your heart to share such a beautiful gift of song, sweet lady!

seesawfaith said...

I posted on another blog how amazing it is to take the same song and see how each artist feels it in their soul, then shares it with their own spin. O Holy night is one of my favorites, and one of the best to see how God makes each of us an individual instrument in his Holy chorus!

Merry Christmas!

daylily777 said...

This is my favorite Christmas hymn.The song & video are beautiful!
Merry Christmas !

Deborah Ann said...

Karen, your blog is positively festive! Love those old hymns, especially this time of year.

Hope you have the best Christmas ever!

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is a beautiful song.

Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

christy rose said...

I love this Christmas hymn so much!

Have a Merry Christmas Karen!

Sharon Lynne said...

Merry Christmas to you!
What a beautiful hymn. I seldom read the other verses...and it was a joy to do so.

Michele Williams said...

One of my favorite songs as well. Thank you so much for sharing. Merry Christmas

Wylie said...

Just wanted to stop back by today to wish you & ours a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS friend!!!!

Debbie said...

Karen... I wanted to be sure and express my gratitude for your friendship and to wish you a Merry Christmas! May you and your family enjoy your time together with lots of joy and laughter and especially love!

Your friend,

Andrea said...

Merry Christmas, Karen! Your blog is so very lovely!

Have a wonderful, blessed time with your precious family!



Peggy said...

Blessings and a holy, merry Christmas
Karen to you & yours!!!

I was looking for this week's TSMSS and found out that I never commented here last week...how could that be?

Anyways, you have chosen a BEAUTIFUL song sung by a wonderful harmonious group Selah! I love "O Holy Night" & of course I love Selah! I posted this for Christmas Eve by someone else!

As you read through the words apart from listening or singing along in my case (can't help it), these words just impressed upon me, like I never had seen them before:

"Oh night divine 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"

Quite impressive from 1847! Praise God...His power & glory evermore.
So glad that you shared this one & so sorry I missed blessing you last TSMSS! Hope you are enJOYing a wonderful & blessed Christmas!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I concur. It is a beautiful song.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Angie said...

Oh Karen! I love those words! What a message!

I'm praying for your family.

Love you!

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