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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Blog Caroling ~ Stille Nacht ~ Silent Night ~



                  Stille Nacht  (Silent Night) ~ Vienna Boys Choir ~




Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
In English

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 dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth




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Stille Nacht (Silent Night)
In Deutsch (German)

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!



This has been and always will be my very favorite Christmas song! Stille Nacht (Silent Night) was also my mom's very favorite and she loved the Vienna Choir Boys...so it's perfect as to why I chose it for footnoteMaven' s Tradition of Blog Caroling...thank you  fM! 
And here's to you Mom...Schlaf Gut...Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!...I love you  ~


Mom (1933~2010)

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5 comments:

Kathy Reed said...

Gini,
This is one of my favorites! I don't know if you know it, but Cincinnati has a lot of German immigrants. When I was a kid, our children's choir sang this song every year in German led by our Italian choir director. Only in America! We also had lit candles -- one of my best Christmas memories.

Cheryl Cayemberg said...

I love singing it in German but people tend to look at me a bit weird when I do. Trying to figure out if it's because I'm singing in German or if my singing is that bad. Could be either! :)

Liv said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL and thank you for including the German version of this Christmas classic on the Blog Caroling tour this year. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Gini said...

Kathy, Cheryl and Liv, Thank you and your very welcome. I'm glad you stopped by for a visit. Silent Night, especially in German is my very favorite too. Kathy and Cheryl, When I'm all alone, I love singing Silent Night in German! I bet your choir Kathy, was wonderful!

Gini said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you too!