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O Holy Night

O holy night when Christ was born,
And in a manger laid;
What love decreed that God should be
The child of a maid?
O holy night the inn was full,
A stable near at hand;
O night of prophecies fulfilled
When Caesar taxed the land.

O holy night the shepherds watched
Their flocks upon the field,
And, lo, the angel of the Lord
With glory was revealed.
"Fear not, behold, I bring to you
Good tidings full of joy;
For unto you is born this day
A Saviour as a boy."

Then suddenly the sky was lit
By angels filled with mirth,
Proclaiming glory unto God
And peace to all the earth.
The shepherds said among themselves,
"To Bethlehem we'll go;
For something great is come to pass
And this we wish to know."

They came and found the newborn babe
With Joseph and his bride;
When they had seen, this news they spread
Throughout the countryside,
And all that heard did wonder great
At things the shepherds told;
But Mary pondered all these things 
Within her heart of gold.

O holy night when God was praised,
O night when hope returned;
O night when angels spake aloud
And skies with glory burned:
O holy night when Christ was born,
And in a manger laid;
What love decreed that God should be
The child of a maid? 

~ Based on Luke 2:7-20 ~ 
~Written for "Here We Go A Caroling".~

Copyright © Isaiah Zerbst

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  1. Date: 5/2/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Well written my friend, a poem after my heart and a masterpiece. Thanks for such a wonderful read, Terry

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 1:25:00 PM
    Isaiah, love this poem btw the way one of my favorite Christmas songs is that!

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:53:00 PM
    A very nice poem, in the best poem contest... Congratulations, Isaiah. Have yourself a lovely evening @~>- Linda <3

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 12:53:00 PM
    Congrats on your win~A.O

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 10:58:00 AM
    Isaiah, I loved the message and the flow. This poem was an excellent entry into my contest- it certainly impressed me! :) Congrats on your win and thank you for participating!

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 4:44:00 PM
    Isaaiah, congratulations in Kim's "Here We Go A Caroling " contest.. a fun poem with flow... always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Conrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 10:26:00 AM
    Congrats on your 1st place win Isiah, xx

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 10:23:00 AM
    Congrats on your 1st place win !!!! // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 9:51:00 AM
    Way to go Isaiah. Thoroughly enjoyed!

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 9:21:00 AM
    A well deserved and beautifully written winning poem. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 9:07:00 AM
    WOW. This is flawless. Congratulations on your well-deserved 1st place win!

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 8:53:00 AM
    Isaiah, this poem is wonderful! Congrats on your 1st place win in my contest! Love, Kim