Wednesday, December 10, 2008

fall on your knees

please tell me that i'm not the only one who tears up at the "fall on your knees" part in "oh holy night".

i swear. every. single. time.

"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 wisemen 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!"

6 comments:

Tully said...

Nope. Gives me chills every time!

Kara said...

I am with ya.

Scott and Sara said...

I am right there with you! Also the line - He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger. Man, powerful stuff!

Aimee said...

yes, and you can add In His name ALL oppression shall cease!

M. Christensen said...

Me too.

tory_dory said...

I came to your site thru' Granolachicslife. She is a friend of mine and we are in a mom's group for kids on the spectrum. I have 4 kids (in the space of 5 years) and my two boys are autistic. I've read through some of your posts. THey "take me back" to the beginning when they were all babies! I just wanted to encourage you to "not grow weary in doing right". It pays off - God is kind! It gets easier, too! I love my life!