Making Melody Terms of use | Copyright Notice “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;” - Ephesians 5:19

O HOLY NIGHT, incarnate he appears

To cleanse the world from each sin and each stain

God's sacrifice, the saviour of the world

Amongst the straw in the stable is lain.

A thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices

The Father's wrath at last will be appeased.

Fall on your knees and see now your deliverer.

 

O night divine, o night when Christ was born

O night divine, o night, o holy night

 

Long, long ago, the wise men sought and found him

As they were led by the light of a star.

And now today, those searching can still find him

As they are guided by faith from afar.

The King of kings, born in a humble manger

To crush your pride and touch your heart with grace.

Come, bow your head and hail him your redeemer.

 

O night divine, o night when Christ was born

O night divine, o night, o holy night

 

Now earth is free, the way to heaven opened

For our redeemer has burst every bond.

Once we were slaves, but now he calls us brothers

And love unites those that once stood in chains.

How shall we thank him for such love and kindness?

For us the Christ was born and lived and died.

Rise to your feet and sing of your deliverance.

 

O night divine, o night, when Christ was born

O night divine, o night, o holy night

 

James Hughes (August 2013)


Based on Placide Cappeau's "Minuit, chrétiens" (Midnight, Christians)

Retaining a number of phrases from John Sullivan Dwight’s (1812-1893) English version


Metre: Irregular


Tune: as per the traditional “O Holy Night” - Cantique Noel by Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)

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