I’ve been thinking all week about posting on my very favorite of all Christmas song – O Holy Night. It’s my favorite to sing in church and to listen to at Christmas time. There are quite a few good arrangements of this song available. MercyMe included a beautiful version on their Christmas Sessions CD. I decided to share this version with you all today.
My favorite lyrics of this song are: “Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.” I can so relate to this because before I knew Christ my soul did not know how much I was worth to God. But when He appeared in my life, I felt deep in my soul how much He loves me and how much I am worth to Him.
I also love the lyrics: “Fall on your knees. O hear the angel voices.” This is the response we all should have to an encounter with Christ. When we finally see Him face to face, I believe it will be impossible to do anything other than fall on our knees in worship and praise of His greatness. Even now, if we fully grasp who He is and what He has done for us, this will be our response.
I am so looking forward to the most Holy Night, that Night Divine, the most wonderful night of the year, when God comes near and we are reminded of His love lying in a manger.
It just occurred to me that my love of this song is consistent with one of my other favorite Christmas things, and that is nativity sets. I love to collect them and decorate with them for Christmas. I have six full set in my house, one in my yard (new this year that my hubby got at a garage sale last summer), plus quite a few other nativity based decorations and Christmas tree ornaments. Here is a picture of one that is very special to me because it was hand-painted by my mother-in-law for her mother-in-law (my husband’s grandmother), and she passed it on to me after grandma went home to be with the Lord.
I pray that you experience the wonder and joy of the Holy Night in which our Savior was born into this world that He might save us out of it, and redeem us from our sin and error. May you know the worth of your soul to the One who loves you so.