Last night we sat with thousands of acquaintances and a small smattering of our dearest and sung together.
We laughed and smiled, we ate and gathered.
We joined an angelic chorus and sung together to celebrate the reason for the season.
My all time favorite carol is ‘O holy night’.
There is something so special about the ethereal nature of this song and somehow I often imagine that angels join us as we proclaim it’s tune.
O holy night
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear saviours birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A king of hope the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new glorious morn.
Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born.
These are the words I sing, I’m not sure if they are completely right, but they mean so much to me.
I believe as Christ was born, a chorus was sung into the heavenlies, as powerful and delightful as this song.
My husband is starting to roll his eyes as I turn on the carols once more, but every part of the carols that evoke reflection is a moment for us to remember what the season is birthed in.
A chorus would have resounded that night and thousands of years later we still gather to sing and celebrate.
Make a caroling chorus a part of your Christmas calendar this year.
Oh night divine.