WEEK 3: CULTIVATING HOPE
REMEMBERING THAT HOPE IS ALIVE.
Saturday | December 22
O HOLY NIGHT
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth; 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.
Fall on your knees, Oh hear the angel voices! O night divine! O night when Christ was born. O night, O holy night, O night divine.
Truly He taught us to love one another. His law is love and His gospel is peace. Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother. And in His name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we. Let all within us praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever! His power and glory evermore proclaim! His power and glory evermore proclaim!
These verses of O Holy Night remind us that Christ’s advent brings both spiritual and physical deliverance! “Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother. And in His name all oppression shall cease!” We await the fullness of God’s rule and reign in the Kingdom of God! Let the words of this Christmas hymn give you a greater longing for Christ’s second coming.