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Words and Music: Adophe Adam (1803-1856)

O holy night,
the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of
our 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 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 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 no stranger;
Behold your King!
Before the lowly bend!
Behold your King! your King!
before Him 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.

The inspiring hymn, "Cantique de Noel" ("0 Holy Night"), was written by a distinguished French composer, Adolphe Adam. His father was a pianist, yet he did not want his son to become a musician. At first, Adolphe taught himself music, and, later, his father allowed him to follow this profession. Adolphe Adam's life ambition was to he a composer of grand opera. He did not achieve success in this, but he did compose many stage works and ballets, the most frequently performed of these being the ballet, "Giselle." "0 Holy Night" received repeated attacks from ecclesiastical authorities on music, saying that the song "lacks of good musical taste, and has a total absence of the spirit of religion".However, a century after its composition, "0 Holy Night" remains one of the most popular and stirring Christmas songs ever written.

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