Silent Night! Holy Night!

For unto you is born this day 
in the city of David a Saviour, 
which is Christ the LORD.
- - Luke 2:11 - -

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.
- - Joseph Mohr - -

When this beloved hymn
was written by two humble church leaders
for their own mountain village parshioners,
little did they realize how universal its influence
would eventually be.

When they had heard the king, 
they departed; and, lo, the star, 
which they saw in the east, went before them,
till it came and stood over where the young child was. 
When they saw the star, 
they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
- - Matthew 2:9-10 - -

To give knowledge of salvation unto his people 
by the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God; 
whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
To give light to them that sit in darkness 
and in the shadow of death, 
to guide our feet into the way of peace.
- - Luke 1:77-79 - -

Have a blessed Lord's Day!


Vee said...

Such a meaningful and visually beautiful post, Stephanie.

Debbie Harris said...

"To give knowledge of Salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins; through the tender mercy of our God."
How thankful I am for the tender mercy of God in my own life, and I praise Him for my Salvation!
This was such a beautiful posting with your photos of that well used Bible.

Bless you~

Kirrie Muir said...

Your photography is charming.

Merlesworld said...

Lovely hymn but some if the words are different to what we sung in church .

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, there is nothing like those classic christmas hymns. Love your bible among the pines.
We just had our choir and children's play today at church and it is always a great way to start off the Christmas celebrations of our Saviour's birth!

Mari said...

IT's such a classic, beautiful song. Thank you for sharing it and the photos too.

krishna said...

Very beautiful post! XOXO

Anne Payne said...

Beautiful!That's one Christmas hymn that I have trouble singing but I sure enjoy listening to it. It's so high!! :-)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

One of my very favourite Christmas songs - thank you for showcasing it in such a beautiful way.

living from glory to glory said...

Merry Christmas! May you have a great time with the family. Hope you get a bit of snow, as it is so nice to have a white Christmas! Your Blog makeover is gorgeous. Hugs, Roxy

Red Rose Alley said...

Your post touched my heart today, Stephanie, as Silent Night is my favorite Christmas carol. Have you seen the movie Silent Night? It is really beautiful, and I just watched it the other day. These are lovely pictures with your white Bible and the red ornaments. Thank you for the gentle reminder to look for peace and joy in the silent days and nights before Christmas.

love, ~Sheri

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Thank you sweet Stephanie for this post of my favorite Christmas song. The music and words always touch me so much and bring tears to my eyes. The white Bible among the pine boughs and berries is so so pretty. Sometimes we just need some silence this time of year.. to sit and think and reflect and count our blessings. Hugs.. Marilyn

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

One of my very favorite hymns! Such a lovely old white bible, how dear it must be to you! Always nice to hear the history of the hymns we know and love so well too :) Blessings and hugs to you sweet friend!

Debbie said...

Beautiful Stephanie, your images are so pretty!!!!!

Jazzmin said...

Dear Stephanie,
Oh what a treasure and joy to my morning to visit you... catching up on your posts is always such a delight- what beauty there is in every post from your genuine heart, dear friend. And oh how scrumptious that poke cake recipe looks! I wish I could reach into the screen and grab a bite!
My heart is so blessed as I read the glorious scripture you have shared here of our precious Savior and as I enjoy the peace and loveliness of every photograph. So thankful to meditate on our Lord and the mercy shown to us through the birth of Jesus. Your bible is simply beautiful in itself also, and all the more so nestled in the wintry delights.

Love and blessings to you!
Wishing you and your husband and son and family a most blessed Christmas, sweet friend!

Lowcarb team member said...

A wonderful hymn.
Loved seeing your photographs too.

All the best Jan

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