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The Origin of ‘Silent Night’
On the Christmas Eve of 1818, the village priest Josef Mohr looked at the shabby old church organ. Some of the keys did not even work. How could he possibly welcome the arriving villagers at Christmas mass?
On his way home, Josef Mohr passed by the small hillside on the outside of the village. He looked down at the peaceful village with its streetlamps ornamenting the gloomy night and the pure white snow making it seem so much quieter. This sight made him feel as though it was the night in which Christ was born in Bethlehem. The peace and tranquillity was brimming with spirituality and peace. He dashed home and wrote down all of the words that he had in his head to create the lyrics to ‘Silent Night’.
Early the next day, Mohr went to visit his good friend Franz Gruber, an organ player, and gave him the lyrics. He read the words he also felt as though he was there in that night in which Jesus was born. He excitedly wrote a melody and guitar accompaniment to the lyrics. The two of them joyfully rehearsed the piece in preparation for midnight mass.
On Christmas Night, the entire village assembled at the church for mass where Mohr sang the new hymn. Despite the lack of an organ accompaniment, the people were soon charmed by its beautifully simple lyrics and sweet melody, something which continues to the present day.參考資料： Me (英國人)