O Holy Night

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Wrote this as a result of a jam session with the ladies, where the idea spawned. Then worked on it for a week or so so that it could be performed at church for the Christmas Program. For that performance, Cullin Kress and I played guitar, Melody, Becky, Lynn, and Sue sang. I’m pretty sure it was a hit.

TH-Taylor T5 through pedal board with light compression. I like the sound of this recording a LOT. It is so present. TH-Baden playing harmony acoustic, NH-drums, TH-lead vocal (doubled), MH-backup vocal (doubled), JG-Epiphone bass using cabinet emulation, CK-lead with his guitar and old amp. I originally thought we would add additional backup vocals since we performed it that way at church, but once the lead and Melody’s vocal was done, I felt the song was finished.

lyrics

Verse 1
O Holy Night! (O Holy Night!), O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining
It is the night (it is the night), It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth

Chorus 1
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth, O Holy Night!

Verse 1
A thrill of hope (a thrill of hope), a thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks (for yonder breaks), for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn

Chorus 2
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born, O Holy Night!

Bridge
O Holy Night! O Holy Night! O Holy Night! O night divine

Chorus 3
His law is love and His gospel is peace
And in his name all oppression shall cease, O Holy Night!

Bridge
O Holy Night! O Holy Night! O Holy Night! O night divine

Lyrics: Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure (Public Domain)

credits

from The Farmer's Rain, released September 18, 2010
Thomas Hirschler: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals
Melody Hirschler: Backup Vocals
Nathaniel Hirschler: Drums
Jimmy Geske: Bass
Cullin Kress: Electric Lead Guitar

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endeavor Mc Henry

Endeavor plays acoustic, acoustic rock, folk, folk rock, indie and blues. The music is in the flavor of the timeless classic rock of the ’60s and ’70s, with a little James Taylor, Karen Carpenter, and J.S. Bach thrown in for good measure. All with a thought-provoking message. ... more

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