Silent Night – a Message of Peace, Hope and Unity: Echoed by SalzburgerLand

SALZBURGERLAND, Austria - Dec. 22, 2020 - PRLog -- We urge you to click the link to listen to the angelic voice on the link and wish you a happy and healthy festive holiday:

Crossing all frontiers, Stille Nacht (Silent Night) sends a message of peace, hope and unity. Ranked in the top 10 of every list of the world's favourite Christmas carols, it began life as a poem, written by Joseph Mohr in 1816. Two years later, Franz Xaver Gruber composed the accompanying tune and it premiered on Christmas Eve 1818 in St Nicolas' Church Oberndorf, a delightful Alpine village in the SalzburgerLand region of Austria (, close to the German border 20km north of Salzburg itself.

Translated into English in 1858, it is sung today in more than 300 languages around the world. In Austria, tradition dictates that Silent Night is sung only on Christmas Eve, never before. Its most poignant performance was during World War 1 when English and German troops famously sang the carol simultaneously during the Christmas truce. In 2011, UNESCO added Silent Night to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

On behalf of the SalzburgerLand Tourist Office we send you warm wishes for the festive period and good health, peace and joy for a brighter New Year. Listen to the Vienna Boys Choir singing the 1st verse of Silent Night The authorised English and German lyrics for all 3 verses follow:

English  text:
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 dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

German text:
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

Jane Parritt
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