CELEBRATING JESUS FROM MY HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE, MY HEART TO YOUR HEART (3) SILENT NIGHT

CELEBRATING JESUS

FROM MY HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE, MY HEART TO YOUR HEART (3)

SILENT NIGHT

(Arranged and Sung By Mishael T )
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Silent Night

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Night

 

Christmas carol

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Silent-Night-Chapel in Oberndorf, where the song was first performed

Native name Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
Full Silent Night, Holy Night
Text Joseph Mohr
Language German
Melody Franz Xaver Gruber
Performed 24 December 1818
Published 1833

Silent Night” (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011.[1] The song has been recorded by a large number of singers from every music genre. The version sung by Bing Crosby is the third best-selling single of all-time.

History

The song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village in the Austrian Empire on the Salzach river in present-day Austria. A young priest, Father Joseph Mohr, had come to Oberndorf the year before. He had written the lyrics of the song “Stille Nacht” in 1816 at Mariapfarr, the hometown of his father in the Salzburg Lungau region, where Joseph had worked as a co-adjutor.

The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, schoolmaster and organist in the nearby village of Arnsdorf. Before Christmas Eve, Mohr brought the words to Gruber and asked him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment for the Christmas Eve mass.[2] Together they performed the new carol during the mass on the night of 24 December.

The original manuscript has been lost. However, a manuscript was discovered in 1995 in Mohr’s handwriting and dated by researchers as c. 1820. It states that Mohr wrote the words in 1816 when he was assigned to a pilgrim church in Mariapfarr, Austria, and shows that the music was composed by Gruber in 1818. This is the earliest manuscript that exists and the only one in Mohr’s handwriting.

The first edition was published by Friese (de) in 1833 in a collection of Four Genuine Tyrolean Songs, with the following musical text:[3]

Franz Xaver Gruber, painted by Sebastian Stief (1846)

Josef Mohr, painting at the Silent-Night-Chape

 

German lyrics[9]

Young’s English lyrics[10]

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hochheilige Paar.
Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar,
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Hirten erst kundgemacht
Durch der Engel Halleluja,
Tönt es laut von fern und nah:
Christ, der Retter ist da!
Christ, der Retter ist da!

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht
Lieb’ aus deinem göttlichen Mund,
Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund’.
Christ, in deiner Geburt!
Christ, in deiner Geburt!

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.

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CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS be unto you and yours my friends! May your Christmas joy reach out to others in need. May your prayers and example of Christ bring the meaning of Christmas into the hearts of others. May your thirst be not for the things of this world, but, for Holiness and Righteousness. May you abound in faith, never waning. May you live to serve others, living as a worthy vessel of God. As we celebrate the Season, may none of us ever forget that it is not about us or things, it is about our connecting to God through Jesus! Now and forevermore. Amen.

your servant and soldier, united with the One

mishael

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