O Holy Night
Sonos Lyrics


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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 Soul felt its worth

Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise, we
With all our hearts we praise His holy name
Fall on your knees, oh, hear the angel voices
O night divine, the night when Christ was born





O night, O Holy Night
O night divine

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Sonos's rendition of O Holy Night begin with the recognition of the stars shining brightly on the night of the "dear Savior's birth". This line sets the tone for the rest of the song as it establishes the significant event of Christ's birth. The word "dear" emphasizes the importance of this event to the Christian faith, and highlights the love and adoration associated with it. The next line, "Long lay the world in sin and error pining," speaks to the idea of the world being lost in sin and darkness before the birth of Christ. This line is significant as it acknowledges the difficulties that the world experienced before Christ's arrival, highlighting the need for his redemption. The phrase "till He appeared and the Soul felt its worth" is a powerful reminder of the transformative power of Christ's presence. The use of the word "soul" emphasizes the spiritual transformation that comes with believing in Christ, and the value that it can bring.


The chorus of the song is a call to action, emphasizing the importance of recognizing the significance of Christ's birth: "Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise, we, with all our hearts we praise His holy name. Fall on your knees, oh, hear the angel voices, O night divine, the night when Christ was born." The use of the word "we" emphasizes the unity and shared experience of those who believe in Christ, while "all our hearts" suggests emotion and passion in their worship. The command to "fall on your knees" illustrates humility and submission to the divine, while the mention of "angel voices" further emphasizes the supernatural elements of the story of Christ's birth. The repeated phrase "O night divine" serves as a refrain that ties the verses and chorus together, further emphasizing the importance of the night of Christ's birth.


Overall, Sonos's rendition of O Holy Night is a powerful message of hope and redemption through Christ. The lyrics emphasize the transformative power of Christ's presence and the importance of recognizing the grand significance of his birth. The call to action in the chorus highlights the importance of worship, humility, and recognition of the supernatural elements involved in the story of Christ's birth.


Line by Line Meaning

O Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining
The stars in the sky are shining brightly on this holy night.


It is the night of the dear Savior's birth
Tonight is the night when our beloved Savior was born.


Long lay the world in sin and error pining
For so long, the world has been longing and suffering in sin and error.


Till He appeared and the Soul felt its worth
But then He came, and our souls finally realized their true worth.


Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise, we
We joyfully sing hymns of thanks and praise together.


With all our hearts we praise His holy name
We praise His holy and divine name with all our hearts.


Fall on your knees, oh, hear the angel voices
Let us all fall down on our knees and listen to the angelic voices.


O night divine, the night when Christ was born
This truly is a divine and special night when Christ was born.


O night, O Holy Night
Oh, what a holy and blessed night this is!


O night divine
Oh, how truly divine and heavenly this night is!




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