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'O Holy Night'

The story of “O Holy Night” can be traced to a request made by a 19th century French priest. In the fall of 1847, that priest asked a French merchant named Placide Cappeau to write a Christmas poem. Cappeau’s poem was eventually shared with French composer Adolphe Adam, who quickly set the poem to music. The resulting song made its debut on Christmas Eve 1847 and has been a beloved holiday song ever since.

“O Holy Night”

O holy night!

The stars are brightly shining,

It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!

Long lay the world in sin and error pining,

Till He appeared and the s...


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