All is Calm

Christmas tree in my neighborhood

christmas-tree

nativity-scene

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

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The song “Silent Night” (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village in the Austrian Empire. A young priest, Father Joseph Mohr had already written the lyrics of the song “Stille Nacht” in 1816 at Mariapfarr.

The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, schoolmaster and organist in the nearby village of Arnsdorf. Before Christmas Eve, Mohr brought the words to Gruber and asked him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment for the church service. Both performed the carol during the mass on the night of December 24.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Night

Daily Prompt: Calm

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