Oh, Holy Night

Oh, holy night! Oh, glorious light,
That shines on Bethlehem town!
Oh, music sweet, that from the skies
Comes floating softly down!
The echo of the angels’ song
Falls on our ears again:
“All glory be to God on high,
And peace, good will to men.”

The shepherds heard, like note of bird,
That midnight carol clear,
And to the manger and the babe
In awe and love drew near
And, as they gazed, the heavenly strain
Rang in their hearts again:
“All glory be to God on high,
And peace, good will to men”

‘Twas service sweet, ’twas homage meet
For lowly men to pay;
And we our hearts’ obeisance make
Upon this Christmas day.
We join ye, angel choristers,
As ye repeat again:
“All glory be to God on high,
And peace, good will to men.”

Oh, holy night! Oh, glorious light,
That shines on Bethlehem town!
Oh, music sweet, that from the skies
Comes softly floating down!
We catch the golden cadences
And fling them back again —
“All glory be to God on high,
And peace, good will to men.”

Thos. C. Roney

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About Laurel C Kriegler

A born and bred South African, I was educated at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, where I graduated with an Honours Degree (post-graduate) in Economics at the end of 2001. After spending several years gaining work experience in the UK, I returned to South Africa to get married. It was during the ensuing period that my pursuits of writing and editing took hold.
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