Silent Night (Hymn)

Silent Night
Joseph Mohr (1818)

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 Savior is born,
Christ the Savior 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.

Silent night, holy night
Wondrous star, lend thy light;
With the angels let us sing,
Alleluia to our King;
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born!

To me, this is the classic Christmas hymn and it always makes me think of my Grandma as it was her favorite Christmas carol.  It has been translated in numerous languages and has been a blessing to people at Christmas time for nearly two hundred years.  I once read an article about it that said that during the Christmas truce in World War I, the French, English and German soldiers all sang this song together, as it was the only one they all knew.  “Christ the Savior is born.”  That is what Christmas is all about!

 

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