O Holy Night

And thou shalt have joy and gladness;
and many shall rejoice at his birth.
- Luke 1:14 -

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, O 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 so sweetly gleaming,
here comes the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings thus lay in lowly manger,
in all our trials born to be our Friend;
He knows our need, 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 new and glorious morn;
Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
His power and glory evermore proclaim!
His power and glory evermore proclaim!
- John S. Dwight -

As Christmastime draws near may we keep our minds and hearts
focused upon that which makes this season beautiful - the birth of our Savior.

O come, let us worship and bow down:
let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
- Psalm 95:6 -

Have a blessed Lord's Day, sweet friends!


Anonymous said...

Good Sunday Morning, A beautiful post. May God bless your day.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning!

Back to you many Blessings!

Tori Leslie said...

What a lovely post! Hoping your having a blessed Sunday. Happy last day of November.

Debbie said...

how very beautiful!!!!

Unknown said...

Hello from Spain: great words. May God bless your sunday. Keep in touch

A Joyful Cottage said...

Beautiful images with a beautiful Christmas hymn. One of my favorites, for sure. I'm glad you shared all the verses, Stephanie. Happy Sunday. ~ Nancy

Sylvia said...

I love "O Holy Night" and all the Christmas songs. I have started playing my CD's. Have a blessed Sunday,Stephanie!

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful, Stephanie.
O Holy Night is my ultimate favorite Christmas/worship song. That has been the tune on my heart and on my lips now for a couple of weeks.
"Fall on your knees" those words grip my heart every time I hear or sing them.
Your photos were just lovely, as you are.
Sweet blessings to you, Mom

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Absolutely beautiful Stephanie! This is the best time of the year as we HOPE and wait for the most wondrous event that took place and that lead to more unbelievable but most probable events in the world's history. REJOICE! Anita

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

My favorite! Beautiful post!

Geloof, Hoop & Boeken said...

Thank you for this beautiful blogpost. Have a blessed day.

Mari said...

Such a beautiful song! I love the photos you shared with it.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful post Stephanie! I'm listening to Christmas carols as I peruse blogs today. :)

mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful post.

Bethany Carson said...

O Holy Night is such a beautiful song! I think my favorite rendition is by Carol MacDonald (Hollis): http://macdonaldfamilysingers.com/files/music/Album_2/10_O_Holy_Night.mp3
Lovely photos as well.

must love junk said...

What a great reminder of what the season is truly about!

silverfeather said...

Thanks for sharing the words to my favorite Christmas song...certainly is a beautiful message!

Vee said...

Those words are so powerful. I wish that all the verses would be sung...I particularly like the "our weakness is no stranger." He knows. He knows.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

There is nothing like this wonderful song to bring us into the spirit of the season and to remind us what the reason for the season truly is!

Marilyn Mathis said...

Such a beautiful song and such a beautiful post. Thank you.

Sola Scriptura said...

One of my favourite songs! Thank you for sharing this beautiful post, Stephanie!

Vicky Hunt said...

Lovely Stephanie! And, yes, we do all need to remember the reason for the season. Have a wonderful week my friend!

Hugs, Vicky

Deborah Montgomery said...

Lovely, Stephanie. A beautiful Christmas hymn. I do hope to have a peaceful, prayer-filled Advent.

Marci Smith said...

I am a happy girl with a genuine smile after reading/looking through this post. It is absolutely gorgeous and peaceful. <3

Ida said...

One of my favorite Christmas carols. Love your Christmas decor, very festive.

Barbara Neubeck said...

... hello Stephanie... lovely words and beautiful images.... I love all the Christmas hymns......
Hugs and Blessings ... Barb xx

Little Birdie Blessings said...

This is simply beautiful my friend. This hymn is sung every year at our Christmas Eve service. Your photography is stunning. Thank you. ~ Abby

Dee said...

What a beautiful post and I love the Christmas music that's playing. Have a wonderful day... :)

pinks said...

Hello Stephanie! Awww such beautiful photos with lovely candle light. You are right- christmas is drawing near- time to praise Jesus who came to save us! And lead us out of darkness! Beautiful post. I hope you are well dear friend, and sorry for what seems like to me a long absence - time is getting harder to find for my blog but I will see how things go until New year. Anyway have a lovely rest of the week and ill speak to you soon! Love & hugs from me :)

Ceil said...

Hi Stephanie! What a calming, beautiful post. Happy Advent to you and your family too. May we all fall on our knees in this season of anticipation!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

My very favorite Christmas hymn! Now I will be humming it all day! I need to write down the words so I can memorize them - thank you for sharing, Stephanie! Have a lovely and blessed first week of Advent. Hugs xo Karen

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Beautiful! My Dad used to sing "O Holy Night!" at Christmas Eve service. I miss that.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh what a gorgeous post Stephanie. It fills my heart with so much joy. Thank you for the inspiration sweet friend.


Birgitta said...

So beautiful pictures. Christmas spirit. Like the music.I really like your blog! Hugs back to you.

Conniecrafter said...

Another beautiful post!!

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