Original Holy Night lyrics

Do you know who composed “O Holy Night” in 1884?

This document was written and signed by Adolphe Charles Adam (1803–1856) as “Ad. Adam.” Adam was a French composer who, in 1844, wrote the music for a French poem called “Minuit, chrétiens” written by Placide Cappeau. This carol would be set to different English lyrics in 1847 and titled “O Holy Night.” The lyrics to this classic Christmas carol pull from the breadth of the Bible, drawing reference from the books of Luke, Matthew, Romans, and Genesis.

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Black or White

“Black Or White”

[Dad:] Hey!
[Kid:] What?!
[Dad:] Turn that off!
[Kid:] Dad, this is the best part!
[Dad:] Turn it off!
[Kid:] No!
[Dad:] It’s too late for this. Turn it off!
[Kid:] Dad, this is the best part! Come on!
[Dad:] No, turn it off now!
[Kid:] No, this is the—I want to listen to it, OK?!
[Dad:] You’ve got things to do tomorrow … turn it off now!
[Kid:] Yeah, right. Too late. Sure. Eat this.

I took my baby on a Saturday bang
“Boy, is that girl with you?”
Yes, we’re one and the same

Now I believe in miracles
And a miracle has happened tonight

But if you’re thinkin’ about my baby
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

They print my message in the Saturday Sun
I had to tell them I ain’t second to none

And I told about equality
And it’s true
Either you’re wrong or you’re right

But if you’re thinkin’ about my baby
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

Don’t look at that

I am tired of this devil
I am tired of this stuff
I am tired of this business
So when the going gets rough

I ain’t scared of your brother
I ain’t scared of no sheets
I ain’t scared of nobody
Girl, when the goin’ gets mean

[L.T.B.🙂
Protection for gangs, clubs and nations
Causing grief in human relations
It’s a turf war on a global scale
I’d rather hear both sides of the tale
See, it’s not about races
Just places
Faces
Where your blood comes from
Is where your space is
I’ve seen the bright get duller
I’m not going to spend my life being a color

[Michael Jackson:]
Don’t tell me you agree with me
When I saw you kicking dirt in my eye

But if you’re thinkin’ about my baby
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

I said if you’re thinkin’ about my baby
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

I said if you’re thinkin’ about my brother
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

Alright
Alright
Alright
Yeah, yeah, yeah, now
Alright
Alright
Schamo
Yeah, yeah, yeah, now
Alright

It’s black, it’s white
It’s tough for you to get by
It’s black, it’s white, woo

It’s black, it’s white
It’s tough for you to get by
It’s black, it’s white, woo

Heal the World

Heal the World.

(Think about um, the generations
And ah, say we want to make it a better place for our children
And our children’s children so that they, they
They, they know it’s a better world for them
And think if they can make it a better place)


There’s a place in your heart
And I know that it is love
And this place it was brighter than tomorrow
And if you really try
You’ll find there’s no need to cry
In this place you’ll feel there’s no hurt or sorrow


There are ways to get there
If you care enough for the living
Make a little space
Make a better place


Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me, and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me


If you want to know why
There’s love that cannot lie
Love is strong
It only cares of joyful giving
If we try we shall see
In this bliss we cannot feel
Fear of dread, we stop existing and start living


Then it feels that always
Love’s enough for us growing
Make a better world
So make a better world


Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me, and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me


And the dream we were conceived in will reveal a joyful face
And the world we once believed in will shine again in grace
Then why do we keep strangling life
Wound this earth, crucify its soul?
Though it’s plain to see, this world is heavenly
Be god’s glow


We could fly so high
Let our spirits never die
In my heart I feel you are all my brothers
Create a world with no fear
Together we cry happy tears
See the nations turn their swords into plowshares


We could really get there
If you cared enough for the living
Make a little space
To make a better place


Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me, and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me


Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me, and the entire human race


There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me
Heal the world (heal the world)
Make it a better place
For you and for me, and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me


You and for me (for a better place)
You and for me (make a better place)
You and for me (make a better place)
You and for me (heal the world we live in)
You and for me (save it for our children)
You and for me (heal the world we live in)
You and for me (save it for our children)
You and for me (heal the world we live in)
You and for me (save it for our children)
You and for me (heal the world we live in)
You and for me (save it for our children)


Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Michael Joe Jackson


Heal the World lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group

Hymn: the old rugged cross with the author’s signature

This single page removed from an unknown hymnal contains the hymn, “The Old Rugged Cross.”
“The Old Rugged Cross” is signed by the hymn’s author, George Bennard, who was a Methodist Episcopal preacher and hymn composer active in the Salvation Army. The lyrics refer to the crucifixion of Jesus and draw on language found in Luke 9:23–24, Galatians 6:14, and Hebrews 13:12–13.
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