John S. Dwight
O holy night! the stars are brightly shining|
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth!
Long lay the world in sin and darkness pining
Till He appeared, gift of infinite worth!
Behold the Babe in yonder manger lowly
'Tis God's own Son come down in human form:
Fall on your knees before the Lord most holy!
2. With humble hearts we bow in adoration|
Before this Child, gift of God's matchless love,
Sent from on high to purchase our salvation
That we might dwell with Him ever above.
What grace untold-to leave the bliss of glory
And die for sinners guilty and forlorn:
Fall on your knees! repeat the wondrous story!
3. O day of joy, when in eternal splendor
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