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.
Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.

John Sullivan Dwight’s “O Holy Night” has always been one of my favorite Christmas carols. This concluding verse is one reason I love it. It’s an appropriate Advent meditation this season.

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