It has recently come to my attention that a disturbing majority of O Holy Night renditions omit the second verse. Many people are even blissfully unaware of its existence. This is unacceptable.
Yes, I am fully aware of the historical inaccuracy in verse 2: The wise men did not visit on the night of Christ's birth. They visited while the family was hiding out in Egypt. WE ALL KNOW. So, what? It's a beautiful verse to a beautiful song. It captures the spirit of the story. O Holy Night is Christmas treasure, and it should be treated as such.
In light of the disturbing revelation, I immediately scoured YouTube searching for the complete hymn and found ONE video. God bless you, Samuel Ramsey, for keeping the complete hymn alive, even when nobody else will. Please, take a moment to listen to a complete O Holy Night . Educate yourself. Enjoy.
Luke 12:15 - "Then he said, 'Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.'” (NLT)