There’s a lot of great Advent blogging going on. Roger Overton, who writes for The A-Team Blog, is doing a line-by-line devotional series on the great Christmas hymn O Holy Night.
From Roger’s introduction:
The original “O Holy Night” was composed in French in 1847 by Adolphe Adam. He used the words from a French poem called “Minuit, christiens” (Midnight, Christians) by Placide Cappeau. It was translated into English 1855 and in 1906 became the first piece of music known to be broadcast on the radio.
Here are links to Roger’s posts so far:
The stars are brightly shining
Long lay the world in sin
Yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees
Led by the light of faith
Bookmark The A-Team and visit them regularly for some good reading. (A-Team is their inside joke based on the old TV show of the same name: they love to write about Apologetics, hence, A-Team.)