After writing my Tuesday post about favorite Christmas movies, I planned this post to be about my favorite Christmas Carols. When I sat down to write, I thought it would be nice to include something about the origin of the songs.
I began with my favorite, O Holy Night. As it turns out, there is an amazing story behind this song. Therefore, I didn’t get any further than this one.
Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, known for his poetry, first penned the words in 1847 at the request of his parish priest. After completion, he decided his work was more than a poem. He enlisted a well-known classical musician to write the musical score—a musician who didn’t recognize Jesus as the Son of God.
To read this fascinating story, click here.
To enjoy a lovely rendition of the song, watch this video with Celtic Woman.