O Holy Night Song

O Holy Night Song is one of the most popular Christmas Carols. The song is based on the French poem, “Minuit, chrétiens” and has been composed by Adolphe Adam. There are a few versions of the poem and song, but all of these versions revolve around the birth of Jesus and the redemption of Christians.

This poem revolves around the birth of Christ. Along with that, the poet tries to tell us how the birth of Jesus brings new hopes of redemption for the humankind. And how the birth of the new Savior brings us all together. Also, read Silent Night Song.

O Holy Night Song

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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 wise men 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!


The song begins with the stars shining brightly upon the arrival of the savior. On the night of the Savior’s birth, the world finally rejoices as the world finally has some hope. As the song continues, the song says that the world’s weary hopes are all alive with the birth of Jesus. A new day is breaking; a new morning is on its way.

Next, the writer writes that the world falls to their knees and welcome the Savior. Following which, the author says that with the bright and gleam hopes they stand next to the cradle of the young Savior. Next, the poet writes that led by the brilliant shining light; the three wise kings come to see the Savior. They come to a lowly manger bearing precious gifts. You may also like to read, This Little Light Of Mine.

Next, the song says that the Savior knows of the pain and suffering faced by the world. And they must bend in front of the Lord! Furthermore, the song continues to say that the young Savior has taught everyone to love one another.

He shall break chains for humankind, and His love will be the law. His gospel shall be peace itself. And in His name, all oppression and fights shall cease. So, they shall make a chorus and a sweet hymn in his praise and sing at the top of their voices! All present near the Lord shall sing of his blessings and sing in his Holy Name. Also, read All Through The Night Hymn.