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Silent Night

Words, GERMAN HYMN: Joseph Mohr, 1818; Tune: Stille Nacht, Franz Gruber, 1818

First Verse:

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.

Second Verse:

Silent night, holy night, Darkness flies, All is light;

Shepherds hear the angels sing, “Alleluia! Hail the King!

“Christ the Savior is born, “Christ the Savior is born.”

Third Verse:

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.

Fourth Verse:

Silent night, holy night,

Wondrous star, Lend thy light;

With the angels let us sing Alleluia to our King;

Christ the Savior is born,

Christ the Savior is born.

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Photo compilation credits: J. Heston • State of the Ozarks Design © • 10/10/09, rural Howell County, Missouri (East 76)

dogwood petal Smyrna Baptist Church

Silent Night

(Smyrna Baptist Church near Ozark, Missouri) A few weeks ago, State of the Ozarks recorded Elias Tucker (Pastor Dale Grubaugh) singing as his wife Dannette played the piano.

Few sounds evoke memories of tradition, church, fellowship and the holiday season more than a strong voice and unadorned but beautiful piano playing.

As the music sounded out in the century-old church of rural Parch Corn Holler, a little bit of Ozark history was preserved.

Press play to listen for yourself...


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