O Holy Night


It's a quiet Christmas Eve at home with a sick little six month old snoozing in the next room. I'm enjoying the stillness of the house (everyone else a few blocks over at my grandparents' house) while listening to a few Christmas songs on my ipod.

I thought I would share the lyrics to one of my favorites that shares the Reason for the Season...

.... along with a couple of precious photos from Collins' visit with Santa last week.

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the 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!

Merry, Merry CHRISTmas!


Cat said...

O' Holy Night is one of my favorite Christmas songs. So sorry Collins is sick. :( Jack and I both have the flu. thankfully, we're feeling much better today and I'm hoping we'll be 100% better by in the morning. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thanks for sharing. Love, Cathy

Kat said...

Melt my heart, what a brave little man he was not to be scared by Santa. He is too cute for words!!! Merry Christmas!

Julie said...

Merry Christmas to you!! What a beautiful post.

If I hear "happy holidays" once more I will scream---when someone says it to me I just say Merry Christmas in reply.

Hope your little one feels better soon. Julie

bluehydrangea said...

That pictures are adorable!! Merry Christmas!!

Emom said...

Splendid....Merry Christmas!....smiles.

Katharine Fuchs said...

Collins is adorable!! And wasn't scared of Santa! Hope everyone is feeling better

carolina postcard said...

Could those pictures be any more precious?! Love them. Hope he's on the mend by now though. Hate that he's been sick!

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

adorable! hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year!

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