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Friday, December 24, 2010

Silent Night....

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright

Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild

Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight

Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!

Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth "

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11

The origin of the Christmas carol we know as Silent Night was a poem that was written in 1816 by an Austrian priest called Joseph Mohr. On Christmas Eve in 1818 in the small alpine village called Oberndorf it is reputed that the organ at St. Nicholas Church had broken. Joseph Mohr gave the poem of Silent Night (Stille Nacht) to his friend Franz Xavier Gruber and the melody for Silent Night was composed with this in mind. The music to Silent Night was therefore intended for a guitar and the simple score was finished in time for Midnight Mass. Silent Night is the most famous Christmas carol of all time!

May the blessings of Christmas be with you today and always. 
Merry Christmas! 

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Mare said...

I am so glad I happened across your blog:)..... love it and I'm now followin......100:)))))....
merry christmas:).....

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Marlis, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your German Goodies and your little narration topped off with Silent Night in German..."Just Perfect"!!!
Froliche Weinachten,
Hugs, Donna

xinex said...

This song just brings me peace, no matter what is happening in the world....Christine


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