“O Holy Night” was originally a French carol and is based on Placede Cappeau’s poem “Minuit, Chretians!” (Midnight! Christians). Adolph Adam composed the music in 1847. It was written to celebrate the renovation of the church organ in Roquemare.
There are at least three English language versions of this now, including a recent version by Sovereign Grace Music.
I love the words in the third verse of perhaps the most familiar version by John Dwight Sullivan . Continue reading