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O Holy Night

It’s Christmas Eve. If you’re anything like me, you still have plenty to do before tomorrow morning, be it cooking, baking or wrapping. I love to wait until everyone else has gone to bed and finish up these tasks in quiet solitude. I put on some soft music or a treasured old holiday movie, and wrap the last of my gifts, write out the cards for my family and plan my schedule for the big day. This gives me an opportunity to wind down from the frenetic pace I’ve been keeping and relax a little.
Tonight, take a deep breath, grab a cup of decaf and join me. I’ll be watching Christmas in Connecticut [1]and the lovely video from Celtic Woman [2], which you can see below. Sing along, if you like. I will be. I’ve even typed out the lyrics for you!

O Holy Night

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world 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!

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,
Noel, Noel, O night divine!
Noel, Noel, O night divine!

Noel, Noel, O night divine!

Here’s wishing you and yours a wonderful and blessed Christmas.