the birth of Jesus

Long lay the world in sin and error pining, / ‘Til He appear’d and the soul felt its worth. / A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, / For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

John Sullivan Dwight,  “O Holy Night,” translated from Adolphe Adam’s “Minuit, chrétiens” (1855)

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