Silent Night Ye Merry Gentlemen – Let the Christmas Season Begin

Two Great Christmas Songs by Mannheim Steamroller: Silent Night & God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen via www.JeanWilund.comIt’s beginning to look and sound like Christmas. 

Friday we put up our Christmas tree, and last night Larry and I went to hear Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas tour.

Amazing.

By the way, Tom Sharpe, their drummer, stole the show. Brilliant musician and showman. He’s worth a Google.

It’s hard to pick a favorite song of theirs to share with you, so I didn’t.

I’m kicking off the season big by picking two songs. Crazy, right?

Enjoy Mannheim Steamrollers arrangements of  Silent Night and God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen.

And be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post on-line to learn of a fascinating story about the carol Silent Night.

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

This 16th-century carol still thrills the heart, especially the way Mannheim Steamroller performs it. Definitely my favorite version.

God Red Ye Merry Gentlemen

God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ the Savior
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we had gone astray
Oh tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy!
Oh tidings of comfort and joy!
From God our Heavenly Father
A blessed angel came
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name
Oh tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy!
Oh tidings of comfort and joy!

Silent Night

Composed in 1818 by Franz Gruber to the lyrics by Joseph Mohr, it was performed for the first time on Christmas Eve https://espano..lis-generico/Silent Night remains one of the most popular carols in history:

Silent Night

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.

Last year I shared Silent Night by Sinead O’Connor. It included an incredible story of the night the song stopped World War II for a day.

No matter how many times I read this story, it still fascinates me. Check it out:

Click to listen to Silent Night, The Song That Stopped the War for a Day via www.JeanWilund.com

Share the Christmas Spirit and share these great songs with your friends. Thanks!

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