12.14.2011

our musical advent calendar, day 14

Inspired by Pinterest, Anna wanted to do an advent calendar. And inspired by Advent Conspiracy, she wanted to make it about presence, not presents. Ian had a brilliant idea to use music. We each picked out some of our favorite Christmas songs and will be counting down with festive tunes.

day 14. "Silent Night" - Phil Wickham, Songs for Christmas


I don't think there is a Christmas song that makes me feel like I'm five again quite like "Silent Night." It was the first Christmas song that I can remember learning. When I hear it, I immediately think of our tiny church back home. Our special decorating service, where we put up all the holiday decorations while learning about the special meaning that each wreath and candle held. A special service where each family prepared something special, a song, a poem, to share with the community. The nativity where I was only big enough to wear a cape and sit behind a paper mache sheep head. I distinctly remember reaching up to pet the donkey head next to me. The mane was irresistible to a little girl who really wanted a pony.

I hope that this song and season bring back happy childhood memories for you too!
—Anna

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 Hallelujah
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.


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