Today, we again focused on a German Christmas carol, translated into English by John Young in 1859. This carol is one that is quite well-known and even in our household my two older boys know the beginning verse completely. It was fun teaching them that it actually comes from another language and they enjoyed listening to German singers on YouTube. Here is the version we enjoy, though.
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 the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth