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O Holy Night

A Thrill of Hope

A Thrill of Hope

The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master.” — Luke 2:10-11 MSG The Christmas carol “O Holy Night” originated in France during the mid-1800s, and it’s

“O Holy Night” is one of the most beloved Christmas carols of all time. Do you have fond memories of singing it in church or with family? What is your favorite Christmas carol?

“O Holy Night”

Many different traditions hover over our carol repertoire like the stars on Christmas Eve. This one is French, rooted in the music of the nineteenth-century Catholic Church, half-opera, half-soirée, designed to echo cavernously round the gloomy spaces of some vast Gothic church, reverently bellowed by a trained opera singer, all vibrato and shirt frills, accompanied

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