“Truly He taught us to love one another”
It’s the holiday season and I’m dedicating this One-Liner Wednesday post and the subsequent four to the reason for the season, the birth of Jesus, in song.
I love the classics that sing of my Savior’s birth (although Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will always hold a special place in my heart). Mom and dad preferred these songs and they are what I grew up singing in church, at home and anywhere else the spirit moved me.
The line above comes from “Oh Holy Night,” which, according to Wikipedia…
“is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem ‘Minuit, chrétiens’ (Midnight, Christians) written by a wine merchant and poet, Placide Cappeau (1808–1877). In both the French original and the English version of the carol, as well as many other languages, the text reflects on the birth of Jesus and on humanity’s redemption.”
“In Roquemaure, France, at the end of 1843, the church organ had recently been renovated. To celebrate the event, the parish priest asked wine merchant and poet, Placide Cappeau, a native of the town, to write a Christmas poem, even though the latter had never showed any interest in religion, and Cappeau obliged. Soon afterwards that same year, Adophe Adam composed the music. The song was premiered in Roquemaure in 1847 by the opera singer Emily Laurey.”
Today’s one-liner is one that stands out in meaning, as well as the rest of the verse.
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
In this Christmas season and all year around, love your fellow human, find peace in your life and sing the carols that bring you joy.
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