O Holy Night Lyrics and Music
The uplifting words and lyrics of this favorite hymn begin with "O holy night! The stars are brightly shining" as the first words of this famous Christmas Carol. The words and lyrics of this 'O Holy Night' hymn were written by the French author, Placide Cappeau. The blissful music that accompanies the 'O Holy Night' Christmas Hymn were composed by Adolphe Charles Adam. The author of the hymn, Placide Cappeau, was born October 25, 1808 and died August 8, 1877. The composer of the music to the 'O Holy Night' hymn, Adolphe Charles Adam, was born July 24, 1803 and died May 3, 1856. We hope you enjoy the lyrics of this notable Christmas carol.
O Holy Night Hymn
Title: O Holy Night *** Name of Composer: Adolphe Charles Adam *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Placide Cappeau *** Hymns Category: Christmas Carols
Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lyrics of the 'O Holy Night' lyrics, Placide Cappeau (October 25, 1808-August 8, 1877), was born in Roquemaure, France and achieved fame as a poet and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of 'O Holy Night', Adolphe Charles Adam (July 24, 1803-May 3, 1856), was born in Paris, France and became famous as a composer and musician. Adolphe Adam wrote the music for hymns and more than 50 operas and 12 ballets, including 'Giselle'.