Silent Night

In 1816 Father Joseph Mohr wrote a poem which Franz Gruber gave a melody.

Celtic Woman  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtQr81k3TSk

Andy Williams   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrZ5jzlkKhg

Beyonce    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eqJwRkDsSw

Andre Rieu    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qedoxGdmXuo

Here are two versions: the first is in Gaelic and the second is German.

Enya      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga0B4nhido0

Nana Mouskouri       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUb8ySdERKs

Each of these versions of Silent Night is distinctive.  They bring a shinning ornament to the tree this December.

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

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