O Holy Night

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"O Holy Night" ("Cantique de Noël") is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, chrétiens" (Midnight, Christians) by Placide Cappeau (1808–1877), a wine merchant and poet, who had been asked by a parish priest to write a Christmas poem.[1] Unitarian minister John Sullivan Dwight,[2] editor of Dwight's Journal of Music, created a singing edition based on Cappeau's French text in 1855. In both the French original and in the two familiar English versions of the carol, the text reflects on the birth of Jesus and of mankind's redemption. - from Wikipedia

I've always loved this song, both as a Christmas song and a worship song. The version performed by Sufjan Stevens on his Christmas Collection is one of my absolute favorites.

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Oh holy night, the stars so brightly shining
It is the night of our dear savior's birth

Long lay the world in sin and error pining
'Til 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
Oh hear the angel's voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh night, oh night divine

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from Christmas Songs, track released November 1, 2009
Performed by Loren Radis
Written by Adolphe Adam, Placide Cappeau, John Sullivan Dwight

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Loren Radis San Luis Obispo, California

Loren Radis is 30-ish and married his best friend in 2010. He's thankful to have the opportunity to make music in his spare time. It's something he's always been passionate about and he tries to be as honest as possible in his songwriting. He hopes you hear something you like and thanks you for listening.

"a gifted and engaging songwriter" - Glen Starkey

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