'O Holy Night' Chords
Guitar Chords for the Christmas Carol 'O Holy Night'
C F C
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
C G C
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth.
C F C C7
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Em B7 Em
Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees,
Oh, hear the angel voices!
C G7 C F
O night divine,
C G7 C
O night when Christ was born
G G7 C Dm C G7 C
O night, O holy night, O night divine!
O Holy Night: Lyrics
This French Christmas carol was created by Adolphe Adam in 1847. The hymn created by Adam was based on the poem "Minuit, chrétiens" written by the atheist poet, Placide Cappeau. It was first performed that same year by opera singer Emily Laurey. "O Holy Night" has the distinction of being the second piece of music ever played on AM radio, in 1906.
The song remains extremely popular today, especially with singers. Although performed by everyone from Destiny's Child to Andrea Bocelli, one of the signature recordings of the carol was by opera singer Tenor Enrico Caruso in 1916 (listen on YouTube).