One Holy Night

From Luke 2:12-14: “‘This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.’  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!'”

Photo by Tom Verdoot on

Each year turns life’s blessed page

One decade, then another

Hidden in the thickest woods

Wee church stands, like none other


Hymns singing praise with each day

Worship long into the night

Circled by God’s creation

Snowfall covers, always white


Each Christmas Eve remembers

Joy arrives with love, gift-wrapped

Bringing lasting peace and hope

God’s faithful love, now untapped


Sing “Silent night, Holy night”

Candles’ shadows dance inside

Receiving our promised Prince

God lives with us, this yuletide


Night reaches up, touching stars

Father looks down, filled with love

Salvation’s gift, from a babe

Hosannas ring, from above


Photo by Benjamin Suter on

Italian opera singer, Andrea Bocelli, sings “Silent Night” in this a cappela version.

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