MobileHymns LogoHome
previous hymn in this section Large print Hymn Information All songs on this topic next hymn in this section
Learn more about Mobile Hymns for Android Get it free on Google Play

Hymn star#144

Words by Placide Cappeau, 1843, translated by John S. Dwight, 1855 
Tune: CANTIQUE DE NOEL by Adolphe C. Adam, 1843
Key signature: C major (no sharps or flats)
Public Domain 
1. 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, Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary soul 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, O holy night, O night divine!

Back to Top

previous hymn in this section Large print Hymn Information All songs on this topic next hymn in this section

Text and Information

O Holy Night

O Holy Night

Words by Placide Cappeau, 1843, translated by John S. Dwight, 1855

Tune: CANTIQUE DE NOEL by Adolphe C. Adam, 1843

Key signature: C major (no sharps or flats)

Public Domain

1. 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, Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary soul 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, O holy night, O night divine!

2. 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 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!

3. 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 pow’r and glory evermore proclaim! His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!

Back to Top

previous hymn in this section Large print Hymn Information All songs on this topic next hymn in this section

Songs that start with A Songs that start with B Songs that start with C Songs that start with D Songs that start with E Songs that start with F Songs that start with G Songs that start with H Songs that start with I Songs that start with J Songs that start with K
Songs that start with L Songs that start with M Songs that start with N Songs that start with O Songs that start with P Songs that start with R Songs that start with S Songs that start with T Songs that start with U Songs that start with W Songs that start with Y
Mobile Hymns Logo About Mobile Hymns Sovereignty and Supremacy Christmas Carols Person and Work of Christ Invitation and Evangelization Christian Life Protection and Comfort Praise and Thanksgiving
Created by NGC Development, 2020