Oh Holy Night 

 
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LyricsAbout the song…
Oh, 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
‘Til he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope
The weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine; Oh night when Christ is born
Oh night divine
Oh night
Oh night divine

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
There came the wise men from Orient land
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born to be our friend

He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger
Behold your King
Before Him lowly bend
Behold your King
Before Him lowly bend

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
Let all within us praise His holy name

Christ is the Lord
Oh praise His name forever
His power and glory ever more proclaim.
His power and glory ever more proclaim.

Music by Adolphe-Charles Adam
Text by Placide Clappeau; translation by John S. Dwight
Arranged by Sally DeFord

The piano/vocal score is designed for choir, soloist and congregation, though the congregational singing may be omitted if desired. Ease of performance was the number one priority, so the vocal parts are very standard, with the verses sung unison or solo, and the chorus sung in the traditional SATB harmony. The piano accompaniment might be a bit challenging through the chorus, but is otherwise fairly easy.

Obbligatos are provided for C instrument (either treble or bass clef) and for Bb instrument–use one or the other–not both. A half-sheet vocal score for either verse three or all verses is provided to print for the congregation.

Dec. 9, 2013 Please note: Some measure number discrepancies have been corrected. Copies printed before this date may have incorrect measure numbers. Be sure to refresh the PDF after it loads to ensure you’re looking at the updated version.

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  9 Responses to “Oh Holy Night ”

  1.  

    Your key of C arrangement for Oh Holy Night, is in the key of Bb. Please change.

  2.  

    It’s a pretty arrangement. My husband is singing the solo version in church today. I like that you had it available in 2 different keys, the higher key fits his voice better, and I don’t much enjoy doing the transposing myself. I just thought I’d make one small comment: the solo version in the key of C still says “key of Bb” under the title on the first page.

  3.  

    Everybody liked this arrangement! Very nice! We are going to perform this song for the church Christmas concert. I am sure the audience will appreciate it too. Thank you so much!

  4.  

    I love your arrangements! The musical scores for O Holy night seem to be off by a measure. The numbers for some of the scores seem to have the measure number at the end of the measure instead of the beginning. It is a beautiful arrangement and I look forward to singing your pieces frequently. Thank you for this wonderful work you do.

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      **sigh** For some weird reason, one particular update of my notation program long ago defaulted to numbering the first measure of a song “0″. I must have done the obbligatos using that short-lived version. Just when you think you’ve got everything fixed….

      The scores are now correct, and you can re-download the obbligato you need. Remember to clear your browser cache or hit the “refresh” button or you may end up with the same version you’ve already printed. :)

  5.  

    Thank you for this – our church is going to try it this Christmas.

  6.  

    This is a gorgeous arrangement! I am wondering if you can upload the file so that I can transpose it down to Ab to fit my voice better? :) I understand that there needs to be a file on here first. When might I be able to expect that? :)

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