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Sunday, December 9, 2012

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 and Oma . . . Schlaf Gut . . . Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh! . . . I love you  ~


Mom ~  Elfriede Haf - Serafin (1933~2010)
Liselotte 'Oma' Haf nee Kaiser (1913~2010)
This post has been recycled from my original post for footnoteMaven's Blog Caroling post in 2011.

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16 comments:

Jacqi Stevens said...

Gini, you and I are on the same wavelength here. I was thinking about recycling my Footnote Maven entry from last year, too.

Best wishes for a blessed Christmas for you and your family, if we don't connect again before then!

Gini said...

Thank you Dear Jacqi, wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday and a season that's filled with beautiful moments that become forever memories.

I just love this song . . . I messed up on the posting date but that's the way it goes. Thank you for visiting here, Jacqi, glad you stopped by.

Debbie Blanton McCoy said...

One of my favorites, too. I loved hearing it sung in German. Beautiful!

Gini said...

Thank you, Debbie. It's just beautiful in German and the Vienna Boys Choir is amazing! Glad you stopped by!

Jana Last said...

No matter which language it's sung in, this song is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this lovely rendition.

Gini said...

Jana, I so agree! This is my very favorite. Thank you for coming by . . . glad you did.

Cathy von Hassel-Davies said...

I am glad I stumbled upon your blog. I also was born in Germany and came to the states via my army Dad and Mom (both German born). We now live in NC but my son lives in San Diego with his wife and son. I am now subscribed to your posts.

Hugs!!!

Gini said...

Cathy, I am so glad you stopped by too . . . if you are in San Diego, let me know, maybe we can meet. It's great to always meet a fellow German family history friend. What part of Germany were you born in?

Take care and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Kat Mortensen said...

My husband and I are both in the church choir and we are practicing this one right now. It's going to be beautiful at the Christmas Eve mass.

Thanks for sharing this lovely video.

Kat

Gini said...

Kat, I would love to be at your Christmas Eve Mass . . . I bet it's going to be beautiful.

Merry Christmas to you and yours ~

Kim @ Footsteps Of The Past said...

Silent Night has always been my favourite Christmas song to! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

Gini said...

Mine too, Kim! Your very welcome and I am glad you stopped by to listen! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Debra Newton-Carter said...

Very nice, Gini! I shared this with my son who loves German and who needed some cheering up after yesterday's happenings in Connecticut! He lives not far away in Massachusetts.
Merry Christmas!

Liv Taylor-Harris said...

Hi Gini! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful Christmas classic with us this year. Love your blog! Merry Christmas to you and yours always!

Gini said...

Debra, thank you so much. I hope it helped your son and if it did in anyway, it makes me very happy. What happened yesterday makes us realize that we need to support and take care of each other.

Silent Night, whether in English or German (especially German), has always been my favorite. Thank you so much for stopping by . . . I'm so glad you did. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Gini said...

Liv . . . thank you and you are very welcome . . . Silent Night is my most favorite song!

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family and very Happy New Year!