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Michele Baron - Music - O Holy Night

Genre:
Religious
Added:
12-02-2015
Position:
22 in Religious, 6530 overall

O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel; Adolphe Adam, composer, 1847; from the poem "Minuit, chretiens" by Placide Cappeau; primary translated lyrics: John Sullivan Dwight). Recorded live in performance, Michele Baron, vocals, vocal arrangement, art, video; Elaine Payne, pianist.
Lyrics:
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,
'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 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 the 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 hope in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His glorious name.
Christ is the Lord! Sing praise to Him forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.

ORIGINAL FRENCH LYRICS/ PAROLES EN FRANÇAIS
Minuit, chrétiens! C'est l'heure solennelle,
Où l'Homme Dieu descendit jusqu'à nous!
Pour effacer la tache originelle,
Et de Son Père arrêter le courroux.
Le monde entier tressaille d'espérance!
En cette nuit qui lui donne un Sauveur!
Peuple à genoux! Attends ta deliverance!
Noël, Noël! Voici le Rédempteur!
Noël, Noël! Voici le Rédempteur!

De notre foi que la lumière ardente
Nous guide tous au berceau de l'Enfant!
Comme autrefois une étoile brillante
Y conduisit les chefs de l'Orient.
Le Roi des rois, naît dans une humble crèche:
Puissants du jour, fiers de votre grandeur:
Votre orgueil,c'est de là que Dieu prêche.
Courbez vos fronts devant le Rédempteur!
Courbez vos fronts devant le Rédempteur!

Le Rédempteur a brisé toute entrave!
La Terre est libre, et le Ciel est ouvert!
Il voit un frère où n'était qu'un esclave,
L'amour unit ceux qu'enchaînait le fer.
Qui Lui dira notre reconnaissance?
C'est pour nous tous qu'Il naît, qu'Il souffre et meurt.
Peuple debout! Chante ta deliverance!
Noël, Noël! Chantons le Rédempteur!
Noël, Noël! Chantons le Rédempteur!

(Thanks to Columbia Baptist Church, Falls Church, VA, USA. Recorded live, 5pm Christmas Eve Services, 24 December, 2014)

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