Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Blue Monday," Merry CHRISTmas" Wishes for The O'Holy Night "

Hello Sally and Everyone,,May you have JOY these next few days preparing for Christ's Birthday Celebration this CHRISTmas Day.. !!!

Stop by Smiling Sally 's place to and share in the FUN of last minute doings, goings on and happenings :0)

"JESUS Is The Reason For Each And Every Season"

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
'Til 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 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, behold your King.

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.

INTERESTING Note>>>The last two lines are often replaced with:
Noel, noel. O night, o night divine.
Noel, noel. O night, o night divine.
Noel, noel. O night, o night divine.
The second verse is often omitted.

The first time I feel in love with this magnificent song was as I listened to Perry Como sing it on an old album s a child. Then, years later my Daddy made it for me on a cassett tape in 1984 from the same album, of which I still play in our mini van JOY, here in our home we have the CD version of these fantastic singers I've included below...Hey, there is some BLUE in the background behind the singers in this first clip..

Of course Celine Dion's Version is included here too~~~

"This little Girl Jackie, has been blessed with and angelic voice already,or, it is a voice that we'd believe only Angel's could possibly have... So I just had to share her version of "O Holy Night" on this BLUE post too.

And the Beautiful Susan Boyle, another Wow performance,,, all 4 of these clips are Glorious to my heart, I hope they are to yours also...

History of O Holy Night

Cantique de Noel is the original name of O Holy Night, a Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847.

The lyrics are a translation of the 1847 French poem, "Minuit, Chretiens" by Placide Cappeau, translated into English in 1855 by John Sullivan Dwight.

This was found accidently while I was searching for a clip to have on my blog post of "O HOLY NIGHT'...This song has got to be my most favorite Sisters...And the pics that go along with it are,,You guessed it~~~BLUE :0) !!!

The well-known Christmas carol, O Holy Night, did not start out as song. Check out the fascinating story of the birth of O Holy Night…

“O Holy Night” (“Cantique de Noël“) remains one of the world’s most beloved Christmas carols. But in 1847 it started with a French poem written by Placide Cappeau, a wine merchant, mayor of the town, and an occasional poet, who had been asked by a parish priest to write a poem for Christmas mass. In a dusty coach traveling down a bumpy road to France’s capital city, Cappeau considered the priest’s request. Using the gospel of Luke as his guide, Cappeau imagined witnessing the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Thoughts of being present on the blessed night inspired him. By the time he arrived in Paris, “Cantique de Noel” had been completed.

Cappeau decided that his “Cantique de Noel” was not just a poem, but a song in need of a master musician’s hand. Not musically inclined, the poet turned to one of his friends, Adolphe Charles Adams, for help, when he arrived in Paris. Adolphe Adam composed the music for the poem.

Unitarian minister John Sullivan Dwight, editor of Dwight’s Journal of Music, created a singing edition based on Cappeau’s French text in 1855. In both the French original and in the two familiar English versions of the carol, the text reflects on the birth of Jesus and of mankind’s redemption.

On 24 December 1906, Reginald Fessenden, a Canadian inventor, broadcast the first AM radio program, which included him playing “O Holy Night” on the violin and singing the final verse. The carol therefore was one of the first pieces of music to be broadcast on radio....

MERRY CHRISTMAS You are a Blessed JOY to my soul Sweet Sister's!!! Praising God that you are all a part of my life in blogging for Him, Jesus Christ... The Keeper of our souls...


  1. Such beautiful music and the words, oh my, the words. May you and yours have a blessed Christmas.

  2. Thanks for the history lesson. It's one of my favorites songs. God Bless you, have a great week and a Merry Christmas.

  3. What a lovely image. Merry Christmas Dena!

    My Blue Monday.

  4. It makes me lonely ehheh miss my folks back in our country. Happy blue Monday.

  5. This is one of my favorite Christmas songs.

    Happy Blue Monday, Dena.

  6. Dena honey, thank you for your sweet comments, and for the blessing that YOU are!! :)

    May you and your family have a magnificent time celebrating the birth of our Savior!!

    Grace and peace

  7. Love love love this song. We hear Celine's version alot on the radio. Just beautiful. Miss you too sis. Hope you are ready for Christmas and all the joy that comes with it.
    Can't wait to get the cards :)


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