By Request, ‘Oh, Holy Night’

This one almost slipped past me–O Holy Night, sung by John Berry, requested by “Ohio Chess Fan.” I try to post all hymn requests, all entries into the carol contest, but don’t be too surprised if I miss one now and then.

‘O Holy Night’ (John Berry)

I think this is my friend OhioChessFan’s favorite Christmas hymn–O Holy Night, sung by John Berry. He posted it on my chess page yesterday, and I want to share it with you here.

If you want to listen to the other hymns posted there yesterday, before I can bring them all here, visit http://www.chessgames.com/ , scroll down and click “Chessforums,” scroll until you find the little green dinosaur and “playground player” (that’s me), and click it. They’re all still there.

‘O, Holy Night’ (John Berry)

My friend “Ohio Chess Fan” posted this on my chess forum at Chessgames.com–O Holy Night, sung by John Berry.

Only God the Father would have looked on the sins and sufferings of this world and thought of sending not an army, but a baby in a manger, to save it.

Thank you, Lord, for giving us another Christmas! Every one of them is fresh and new. Please bless this Christmas season of 2018 and give it extraordinary power to draw our hearts to Jesus Christ, our Savior and our rightful King. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

‘O Holy Night’ (John Berry)

Our esteemed colleague “Ohio Chess Fan” posted this on my chess page this morning–we haven’t overdone it with O Holy Night, have we?

We’re trying, here, to fill the air with Christmas music celebrating the historical truth that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. Don’t be afraid to request a hymn that’s already been posted! Step right up and help us make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

Encore, ‘O Holy Night’ (John Berry)

This version, sung by John Berry, has also been posted on my chess page, and I’m moved to share it here (thank you, “Ohio Chess Fan”).

Why?

Because this indeed is our answer to this evil and benighted age: to the whited walls of renegade churches, to the rattling empty gourds who think they might as well use dead astronauts to “create new forms of life” on other planets, to the secular tyrants and their libido for coercion–our answer is this baby in a manger, and the man on the cross, and the same man risen triumphant from the tomb: this man, Jesus Christ, the Son of God and King of Kings.

For our God is indeed an awesome God.