Silent Night – Christmas Hymn Series #2
“Silent Night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright.
Round young virgin mother and Child,
Holy Infant, so tender and mild-
Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace.”
I can see Mary and Joseph now, in that lowly stable , just over 2000 years ago, waiting for the birth of their son.
I am sure that they had the same fears as any first time parents. “Will Mary have an easy birth?”, “Will our baby be okay?”, “Are we ready to be parents?”
Then they had concerns that none of us will ever face.
That very night Mary would give birth to the Son of God! The Christ Child! The Saviour of the World!
We can only look back to the biblical record and imagine what it would have been like. We will never experience what Joseph and Mary had to face. I am sure that in the anticipation of what was going to happen there were no words. There was nothing to be said….
What a moment in time that would have been. How awe inspiring to know the Saviour of mankind would soon be born!
The hymn ‘Silent Night’ was written by Joseph Mohre and translated into English by John F. Young. You can read about this beautiful hymn here and find the sheet music for it:
‘Silent Night’ is one of the most recognized and beloved of the all Christmas hymns. This Christmas season millions of people all over the world will raise their voices in praise to God and echo the author’s beautiful words:
“Silent night! Holy night!
Son of God, loves pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth,
Jesus Lord at Thy birth”
As you listen to this beautiful hymn and sing it this Christmas season, stand in awe of the Mighty God, Creator and King who sent His precious son to be the Saviour of the world!
1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
Did you miss the first song “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” of our Christmas Hymn Series? If so you can read and listen here.