Sunday morning shivers

Oh 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,
Till 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! Oh, hear the angel voices!
Oh night divine, Oh night when Christ was born;
Oh night, Oh night divine, Oh 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.

Increasing incomprehension of The Incomprehensible is really humbling me this holiday season. I might reflect on it sometime. Or I might pull a Mary and keep it all to myself, pondering it in my heart.

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

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sherry

about 11 years ago

after hearing sufjan steven's version of this song, i looked up the lyrics and was moved to shivers too. (okay, okay...and tears...) i bet pigeon river has an amazing Christmas time service. i thought about that at my parent's church sunday morning. don't forget to tell your mom i said hi.

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Krista

about 11 years ago

That is my #1 FAVORITE Christmas song...above all others It is rare that we ever sang this song in Church growing up...because it wasn't in our hymnal. Every Church I attended after that (college etc...), it would be the first song I would look for in the hymnal. We sang this song this past Sunday at my new Church...I love it...I love what it represents.

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