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fifty-two projects | project fourteen

this is project fourteen of fifty-two projects. for more completed projects click here.

project fourteen: write down the lyrics to your favourite songs. a little research may be required but it's worth it: you'll definitely get a kick out of actually writing out the complete lyrics of a favourite song and seeing the words laid bare on paper.

alteration | i'll only be mentioning one song because it's the only one i've loved consistently over the years.



since i'm already getting in the mood for christmas (i love christmas!!! grinches need not follow this blog), i thought it would actually make a nice segue to tell you about my favourite song - "oh holy night." i'll be honest and tell you that i'm not particularly religious but i adore this song. it does connect me with the religion of my youth though. mostly it's the melody and power of the music. it's beautiful the way the song moves from soft and subtle to loud and strong. i've highlighted some of my favourite lines below. and you can listen to one of my favourite versions here.

oh holy night
the stars are brightly shining
it is the night of the dear saviour's birth
long lay the world in sin and error pining
till 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 was born
oh night divine
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
here come the wise men from orient land
the king of kings lay thus in lowly manger
in all our trials born to be our friend

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

5 comments:

  1. do you still have your cd which only has different versions of o holy night on it?!

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  2. I love that idea. I think I might try it out.

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  3. this is one of my favorite christmas songs ever.

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  4. Nice idea, must focus more on lyrics now.

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  5. ah! i love this song. beautiful idea. I enjoy classic versions of this tune, but my all-time chill-inducing favorite is the Josh Groban version. I adore Christmas and will welcome it in September with open arms. =)

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