Christmas Eve & ‘Oh Holy Night’

O Holy Night

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit 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, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O holy night, O night divine!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

 
Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O’er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
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 he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!

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This is but one of the many Christmas hymns/carols/song I like. It is so soulful and meaningful.

For each day of Christmas, starting from the Eve, I will (do my best) put up one song each day, with my reflection on it.

For ‘Oh Holy Night’, I chose this as each paragraph tells a message. The first is of the birth of Christ and how His coming brings Hope and Salvation to the world, for His birth in this world is the dawn of a new era. The second is of the Three Wisemen from the East, who traveled far bearing very rich presents, paying the Christ child homage. The last is of the Christ’s suffering and ultimate sacrifice for us as He loves us so much.

There are many who are feasting and merry-making just for the sake of the occasion, without giving much thought to the real reason of CHRISTMAS. God pitied us for we had been sinning and refused to be led into the Light for so long, and for that, He sent Christ to us to be our Hope and our Salvation. God Gave us Jesus to be our Light, to Save us and to Love us. That is why many people say that the Spirit of Christmas is Giving. And Jesus our Christ Gave to us All that He had, His knowledge, His wisdom, His energy, His tears and finaly, His Body and Blood as He was hung from the cross. CHRIST is our Most Adorable Saviour. CHRISTMAS. He saves. And so, as we go about with our feasting, may we remind ourselves of Christ’s giving nature and ask ourselves how we may emulate Him. Merry Christmas.

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