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Incarnation Hymnody: "O Holy Night"

Over the years, I’ve become hesitant to sing “O Holy Night,” a Christmas song widely used as a solo because of its dramatic nature and vocal difficulty.  Our common English translation is by John S. Dwight, a rather loose translation (so I understand) of the French Cantique de Noel .  Dwight was at various times in his life… Continue Reading