O HOLY NIGHT ( Christmas Carol Lyrics)


O HOLY NIGHT is one of the best loved Christmas Carols of all time. It is sung with full emotion and has great lyrics. The Christmas Carol, “O HOLY NIGHT” tells us about the birth of Jesus Christ and the redemption of Mankind. The song became a part of every Christmas presentation and in every Christmas concert.

The Christmas Carol, “ O HOLY NIGHT” or Cantique de Noel, was composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847. The song was inspired by a French poem called Minuit Chretiens or Midnight Christians by Placide Cappeau. John Sullivan Dwight a Unitarian Minister, created a singing edition based on Cappeau’s creation.

O Holy Nigth is said to be the second piece of music ever to be broadcast in radio. It happened in 1906 when Reginald Fessenden broadcast the very first AM radio program. The program started with a recording of Ombra Mai Fu, and was followed by Fessenden’s violin rendition of O Holy Night. He even closed the number by singing the the final verse of the Christmas Carol.

Here is the version of O Holy Night by John Sullivan Dwight brought to you by World Christmas Traditions.




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,

‘Til He appear’d 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 angels’ voices!

O night divine, O night when Christ was born;

O night divine, O 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 come 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! O praise His Name forever,

His power and glory evermore proclaim.

His power and glory evermore proclaim.



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