• Mark Alan Williams

O Holy Night! The Stars Are Brightly Shining

Updated: May 21, 2019

O holy night! Come see the glory And wonder of salvation’s story. God’s Son in a manger; Nothing could be stranger, On this holy night.


This is a guest post by Beth Harris. She is a wife, mother, Bible study leader and volunteer editor for markalanwilliams.net.     

I hope you will take some time; To read this poem in rhyme. For it’s from a Christmas carol I love; About a Savior who came from above.

And before this Christmas Eve, From preparations take leave. To recall the true reason, For this glad, joyful season.

On one holy night, stars shone bright; Mysteries revealed, now in sight. Prophecy foretold, from days of old; A virgin with child, gave birth behold. “O holy night!”

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14 NIV)
  • “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” (Micah 5:2 NIV)

  • “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.”(Matthew 2:2 NLT)

  • “And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21 NLT)


The Ancient of Days, our Sovereign came, As heavenly host, did then proclaim. Glory to God in heaven’s highest; And peace for those, whom His favor rests. “O holy night!”


This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” (Luke 2:12-14 NIV)


The eve before the first Christmas Day, Christ came for us who’d gone astray. So, God among us could now dwell With sinners, as Immanuel; “O holy night!”


For God so loved, that He gave, His Son to die, for us to save. Now purchased by His blood alone, Bought, paid for and sealed to own. “O holy night!”


“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Ever lasting Father, Prince of Peace 7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7 NIV)


But, now “O death, where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55) For our risen Christ reigns as King. Now jubilant are we this Christmas morn; For through Christ,  eternal hope was born. “O holy night!”

Join the choir of angelic host, And to none but Christ may you boast. Receive Him now and His second birth; For your salvation, He came to earth. “O holy night!”


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“O holy night! The stars are brightly shining. It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth.

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