Our Top 5 Favorite Versions of "O Holy Night"

O Holy Night

"O Holy Night" ("Cantique de Noël" in French) is a beloved Christmas carol known for its powerful lyrics and beautiful melody. The song was composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the lyrics of Placide Cappeau, a French poet. The original French lyrics, "Minuit, chrétiens" (Midnight, Christians), were written to celebrate the renovation of the church organ in Roquemaure, France. The song's lyrics beautifully depict the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrating the night when Christ was born and reflecting on the significance of his birth for humanity.

The English translation of "O Holy Night" was created by John Sullivan Dwight, an American music critic, in 1855. Dwight was inspired by the song's message of redemption and hope, and his translation helped popularize the carol in the English-speaking world.

The carol is characterized by its emotional and dramatic melody, which builds in intensity as it progresses. The lyrics express awe and wonder at the birth of Jesus, proclaiming the arrival of the Savior and the hope that his birth brings to the world. The song has been widely recorded and performed by artists across different genres, and it remains a cherished part of the Christmas music tradition, often performed in churches and concert halls during the holiday season.

Here are top 5 favorite versions:

1. Yolanda Adams:

2. Darlene Zschech and Luke Taylor:

3. TAYA:

4. Christy Nockels:

5. David Phelps:


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