Saturday, December 25, 2010

O Holy Night


I recently heard O Holy Night on the radio and was moved to tears by the touching lyrics. Written originally as a poem by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure in 1847, the phrasing is old, but the message is clearly shared.  

O Holy Night, verse 3:
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!

It was a good reminder to me because I'm easily distracted by doing, when my focus just needs to be loving those around me...even if the one I need the loving attitude toward is the guy in the car ahead of me who happens to be driving 45 miles per hour on the freeway.

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