Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Carols # 10

Martin Luther said in one of his famous Table Talks: "I ​​wish with all my heart that everyone will love and praise the divine music and exquisite gift. I get so overwhelmed by the many major features music has, I do not know how I'll be able to speak about it or where to start or end my speech. "
Thus a word artist like Martin Luther actually became speechless when trying to describe the great gift of music.




A special greeting to Debbie's Dad.
O Holy Night is a French Christmas song by A Adams. It was translated into Swedish and a great "hit" by Jussi Bjorling. Later the Americans have taken the song to their heart.
Hardly any Christmas concert without this touching and tuneful song.

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!



 

11 comments:

Terry said...

dearest felisol....you have so much on your plate this christmas season and yet you are still taking the time proclaiming the love of god and bringing joy to your friends on your side of the sea and your friends on our side of the sea...

this post reminds me of the scripture verse.."the greatest of these is love".

please know that our love and prayers are covering dear mom ljung and serina and kel and your whole family dearest of all my friends....love terry

myletterstoemily said...

next to the "hallelujah chorus" this may
be the most beautiful song ever written.
sissel sings it gloriously.

Felisol - Elise Ljung said...

Dearestest Terry.
We feel we are sheltered by your prayers, and we need it. I'm sitting with my lap top by my Mom's bed.
She's getting the best of nursing and I have been singing and praying for hours.
It's a comfort being able to share these treasures brought to me by my parents, my school and my church.

Felisol - Elise Ljung said...

Dearestest Terry.
We feel we are sheltered by your prayers, and we need it. I'm sitting with my lap top by my Mom's bed.
She's getting the best of nursing and I have been singing and praying for hours.
It's a comfort being able to share these treasures brought to me by my parents, my school and my church.

Sonja said...

I've been listening to Sissel a lot lately, and this song of all the songs at Christmas is always right up at the top of my list. So beautiful! I can picture all of you in Norway, in your beautiful churches and with the music everywhere. I still dream of Christmas in Norway, even though I've never been there in December. :)

Annie said...

I picture you sitting with your mom. It's an echo in my heart. God bless.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

This is my favorite Christmas Carol!
Beautiful video! Thank you so much for your sweet comments& your blog visits! Love all the videos of carols you have posted!

Amrita said...

O Holy Night is one of my favorite carols. I wa s thrille d to hea r it being sung by an American missionary lady when I was a child.

I am praying for Monten an d all of you, I want to add

Lauren Davenport said...

Also one of my favorite songs!

Jada's Gigi said...

This is such a powerful song! Even the heathen can sing it with anointing....amazing! God's love to your mom...

Felisol - Elise Ljung said...

Dear "Gigi".
Spiritual contact over the sea. Almost
supernatural, but hey, spiritual is natural.
How very special to be connected this way.