Bless your loved ones this Christmas with Scripture and a warm greeting!
For your donation of $15, you’ll receive a package of inspiring Christmas greeting cards, including:
- 18 “Silent Night” cards
- Scripture and a warm Christmas greeting on each card — a wonderful reminder about Christ’s birth
- Matching envelopes
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Silent Night by Josef Mohr, 1818
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.
The Story Behind the Carol
Josef Mohr was pastor of the Church of St. Nicholas at Oberndorf, near Salzburg, Austria. After the Christmas Eve program in 1818, Mohr chose the longer way home that took him up over a hill overlooking the village.
Reveling in the silence of the wintry night, he remembered a poem he had written. He decided those words might make a good carol for his congregation. He went to see the church organist, Franz Gruber, who had only a few hours to come up with a melody.
On Christmas Eve, the little Oberndorf congregation heard Gruber and Mohr play their new carol. It spread across northern Europe, and in 1834, singers performed Silent Night for King Frederick William IV of Prussia, who then ordered his cathedral choir to sing it every Christmas Eve.
Twenty years after Silent Night was written, the song was brought to the United States, in New York City’s Trinity Church. Silent Night is now sung in more than 300 different languages around the world.
May the blessings of this holy season be yours now and in the new year.
Wishing you a blessed Christmas!
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