OA (25th May / )

Silent Night

Silent night silent night
You draw heaven closer to earth
And with your drowsy charm
Lulls creatures to a soothing rest
Thus you open the heavenly gate,
While Angels descend from the realm.

Silent night, a night of fain,
Shepherds could not from joy refrain
At the sight of the new born king,
Which the Angel had on that mountain steep
Told them as they watched their sheep;
Aye, they bowed in homage sing.

To every creature, proclaim this to them;
The King of kings on this crib of Bethlehem,
Has taken human form, in this Holy Night,
For the Redemption of our fallen race
From the world of sin to the world of grace,
Not true warfare but obedient to death.

Oh silent night, I heard the mewling cry
Of the Holy Babe who so lovely lie
Upon the mother's breast, oh Mary;
Joy to the world and joy on high
Joy to sorrowful hearts that sigh
For Christ has come to end all sinful slavery.


by Oduma Alex

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