Today’s Christmas Carol: Silent Night

Silent Night

The music and lyrics of Silent Night were composed by Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria in 1818. It has been translated into over 140 languages and was sung during the 1914 Christmas truce during World War 1 because it was the only carol both sides knew well.

The lyrics:

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.

Here are some beautiful versions of this classic Christmas carol:

~Kellyn Roth

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