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Favorite Christmas carol will close Christmas Eve Service at GSUMC


Last updated 12/24/2019 at 2:52pm

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Pictured are scenes from a chapel in Oberndorf, Austria, where the classic Christmas carol "Silent Night" was introduced in 1818. The chapel stands in the location of the former St. Nicholas Church, which was torn down in 1899.

A favorite carol will close the Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1201 Leta Dr., Security.

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This Carol traveled 'round the world and was born on Christmas Eve in a tiny Austrian Village. "SILENT NIGHT" OR "Stille Nacht'

On Christmas Eve in 1818, a blizzard stranded the tiny village of Oberndorf, nestled in the Austrian mountains. That same day, the people of St. Nicholas church found their organ silent (mice had chewed hole in the bellows!)

So the Priest, Joseph Mohr, and the organist, Franz Gruber, composed a song that could be sung without the organ--yet beautiful enough to express Christmas joy. All day and night they worked, and at midnight, the gentle carol "Silent Night" was born. The pure clear tones, accompanied by guitar, echoed through the hills, and the world has been captured by the beauty of the simple song ever since.

All are welcome to come and join.


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