Motion Backgrounds for O Holy Night

"O Holy Night"

Public Domain (1847)

“O Holy Night” is a popular Christmas song composed by Adolphe Charles Adam in 1847. Years later, the English hymn we know today was translated from the French Carol by John Dwight. We have come up with 6 motion backgrounds for “O Holy Night” that will be perfect for your Christmas services.

Motion Backgrounds for "O Holy Night"

O Holy Night

O Holy Night” is another quintessential Christmas song sung in churches all around the world to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The power of the lyrics combined with the melody, makes this a powerful ballad for the Christmas season. Going beyond traditional Christmas feelings and vibe, O Holy Night enables you to create an atmosphere of worship that people can truly enter in.

When looking for motion backgrounds for “O Holy Night” you should remember to take people on a journey here. As the song begins soft and melodious, it begins to rise and swell to the peak of the final stanza: “Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,His power and glory evermore proclaim.His power and glory evermore proclaim.”

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We would recommend starting with subtle motions. Perhaps a simple twinkling star look or a dark Bethlehem vista. As the song begins to build, add more motion by layering a faster loop with perhaps a focal point (like one large star.) This will help you transition to a motion that has rising particles accentuating the praise being offered in your environment.

Take a look at the lyrics below to help continue to guide you towards the right motions for this amazing Christmas song.


O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night Divine.
Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here come the wise men from the Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friend.
He knows our need, to our weaknesses no stranger,
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King, Before Him lowly bend!
Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
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Tim Southwick

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Tim is the Brand Manager for TripleWide Media. He has 10 years experience in the event management world and has a strong desire to see visuals and media used to increase the user experience.

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