Singing them tonight I was struck by the divine artistry and heart of worship in these lyrics. The outpouring responses of hearts struck by the mysterious wonder of the incarnation, the beautiful birth of our Savior. What a humble and glorious Lord we serve. Merry Christmas, indeed!
  1. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
    O Holy Night
  2. O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie. Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by: yet in the dark streets shineth the everlasting Light. The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.
    O Little Town of Bethlehem
  3. Joy to the world, the Lord has come! Let earth receive her King.
    Joy to the World
  4. Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning. Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv'n! Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.
    O Come, All Ye Faithful
  5. Silent night! Holy night! Son of God, love's pure light. Radiant beams from Thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.
    Silent Night
  6. Son of God and Son of man - there before the world began. Born to suffer, born to save, born to raise us from the grave.
  7. Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King; peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!"
    Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
  8. Hail the heav'n born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, ris'n with healing in His wings. Mild He lays His glory by, born that man no more may die, born to raise the sons of earth, born to give them second birth.
    Hark! the Herald Angels Sing