O Holy Night

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Let's remember the reason for the Christmas season, the birth of Jesus through my favorite holiday song, O Holy Night.

O Holy Night

My sweet friend, Amber, from Follow the Yellow Brick Home invited me to participate in this very special blog hop today. I almost didn't because of planning to take a break this week, but it was just too special to miss. 

Today, we are sharing celebrating the Advent…..the birth of Jesus!

If you are visiting from Cindy over at Country Road 407, welcome! 

So often, we get so busy and wrapped up in the secular of the Christmas season.

It's good to take a breath to remember the reason for the season.

2020 has been a rough year for everyone……more so for many others. There has been so much loss for many this past year along with anxiousness and fear. 

This is the time, as every day should be, that we remember that sweet baby in a manger. 

I reflected on the real meaning and was brought to my favorite Christmas song, O Holy Night. 

Do you have a favorite Christmas song? 

I think O Holy Night became my favorite carol back in the early 90s when I bought the Sandi Patty album called The Gift Goes On. We love that Christmas album to this day. She has such a beautiful voice. I found it on Amazon but is very overpriced because it is no longer in print. I did find some Sandi Patty available for free if you have Amazon Prime. You can find it in Amazon music app which you can play with Alexa

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For today's post, I've decided to share photos of our nativity and angels through the years as I share the beautiful lyrics to O Holy Night by Adolphe Adam in 1847. I encourage you to do a little research on the song. I find it quite interesting to do this on some of our old, historic carols. 

I started blogging back in August of 2012 so photos may not be so great as the post continues through the years. 

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See more of my husband's study here in Part 1 of this year's Christmas tour. 

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 soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn;

nativity scene

2020 Nativity Scene

nativity scene on table

Fall on your knees, Oh hear the angel voices!
O night divine! O night when Christ was born.
O night, O holy night, O night divine.


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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;

white angel

He knows our need, To our weakness no stranger!
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King! your King! before him bend!


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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, then ever! ever praise we!
His pow'r and glory, evermore proclaim!
His pow'r and glory, evermore proclaim!


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Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  1. Merry Christmas! I loved seeing your nativity and angles through the years! And O Holy Night is one of my favorites too…I also grew up on Sandy Patty! Blessing to you and your family this Christmas!

  2. I love that you printed the words to the music. Sometimes we need to focus on the meaning and not just the familiar tune. Your nativity vignettes are lovely and how wonderful that you used them in different settings thru the years. Have a Happy and Blessed Christmas!

  3. That is my all time favorite (probably most peoples) Christmas song. Do you have the CD called Our Christmas that came out in 1990? It has several different Christian artists singing on it including Sandi Patti and Amy Grant. Well Mylon LeFevre sang Oh Holy Night and I was hooked. I listen to that CD every year! This post brought back such good memories. My hubs and I dating and going on ski trips etc. Thank you! Loved all of your beautiful manger scenes and angels too. Always love hopping with you. Merry Christmas!

  4. Such a gorgeous post! I love your beautiful nativity vignettes and all of your Christmas decor. Oh Holy Night is such a powerful carol! As I read through your post my eyes welled up with tears!

    “In all our trials, born to be our friend!”

    I love this hymn! Beautiful way to celebrate advent!

    Merry Christmas!

  5. What a special treat to see your nativity scene displays over the years and I love your beautiful angels on the mantel. Oh Holy Night will always be one of my favorite hymns so thank you for sharing that with us. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  6. I absolutely love your Christmas tour. Your home is beautifully decorated. I would like to ask a question. I’m in love with the large angels with the holly leaf skirt. Would it be possible to share where you got them or the brand? I realized you’ve had them a while from your previous tours. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions. Hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday season

    1. Thanks so much! I have had many requests for metal angles through the years. I haven’t been able to find even anything similar. They were from Belk department stores. I’m assuming that they were most likely their store brand.

  7. What a nice post! I have just a few nativity sets, but a friend of mine has collected them from all over the world. One small nativity she got for me in Rwanda and I have another large ornament carved from cedar wood from Lebanon. Truly our savior was sent to the whole world! On a completely different note, has anyone else noticed that at some point, almost every nativity set was made from the same molds (figures in same poses, etc.), just different sizes? Looks like it’s the Roman Classic Holy Family. Merry Christmas Christy!

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