Friday, December 21, 2012

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories – Christmas Music

 Today Geneabloggers ask if we have a favorite Christmas song. Be sure to read all theposts that answer this question.

Helen Coyle Gardner
My maternal grandmother, Helen (Coyle) Gardner [1897 – 1965], had a favorite Christmas song. She had a strong religious beliefs and a devotion to the Blessed Mother. Her favorite song, about the Blessed Mother and her Child, was Silent Night. I think of her when I hear it.

Silent Night

(Joseph Mohr (1792-1848), 1818)

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 Al-le-lu-ia!
Christ the Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour is born!

Silent night, holy night!
Wondrous star, lend thy light!
With the angels let us sing
Alleluia to our King!
Christ the Saviour is here,
Jesus the Saviour is here!

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.

Read my Advent blogs from 2011.


  1. That song is one of my favorite Christmas song.
    really great!!Christmas Music Online

  2. Good choice! And what a charming photo of your grandmother.


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