Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My Soul Feels Its Worth

My favorite song of all songs is “O Holy Night!” I listen to it all year round; maybe one of these days I'll be able to sing and do it justice!

In the hymnal, it is hymn #148 with words accredited to John S. Dwight and music by Adolphe Adam. Here are the words as they are in the hymnal:

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 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!
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;
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 no stranger.
Behold your King, before Him lowly bend!
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 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 pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim.

Below is a link to Placido Domingo singing the beautiful hymn during a concert practice [Mahalo to the GnomeKing for showing me the link to the video]. Listen as he fills the church with a powerful voice, I love it!

Holy Night-Placido Domingo

Merry Christmas EVERYONE!
Mahalo for reading!