Sing Along on the First Day of Christmas

The First Day of Christmas is Christmas Day itself. For Saturday, December 25, sing along on “Silent Night,” perhaps the most beloved of all Christmas carols.

Most folks have heard the story about its emergency development: a pastor, Joseph Mohr, asked his organist Franz Gruber to develop a melody on the guitar because the organ was out of order. The original lyrics were German, and they don’t quite match the English lyrics we’re used to; but here are the traditional English lyrics.

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,
Heav'nly 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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Join us at on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas to join in this virtual sing-along.

Author: StgCoach

Retired teacher and public education leader. Pastoral musician, community activist, parliamentarian, and photographer.