Silent NightAudio / Produced by The High Calling
In 1818, in the tiny town of Oberndorf, Austria, a song was sung commemorating a special day. Today that same song is performed all over the world. It's been translated into more than two hundred different languages.
At the church of St. Nicholas on a snowy December 24 evening, Josef Mohr performed "Silent Night" for the first time.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. On this Christmas Eve, join the rest of the world in singing the beautiful melody:
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.
It's all basic in the high calling of our daily work.
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." (Luke 2:10-12)