At the end of the day ….


Tonight is the night. Tonight a child is born. 


Snow glistens in the last light of dusk.
Distant clouds glow with the fading light from the sun, long since set.

A chill fills the calm night air.
Stars twinkle in the deepening winter sky.

The crunch, crunch, crunch of gravel on the path.
Lights come on in the distance. Warm and inviting.

Home. Family. Friends. Dinner and the opening of gifts.




Silent Night” (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in March 2011. The song has been recorded by a large number of singers from every music genre.

The song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village on the Salzach river. The young priest, Father Joseph Mohr, had come to Oberndorf the year before. He had already written the lyrics of the song “Stille Nacht” in 1816 at Mariapfarr, the hometown of his father in the Salzburg Lungau region, where Joseph had worked as a coadjutor.


The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, schoolmaster and organist in the nearby village of Arnsdorf. Before Christmas Eve, Mohr brought the words to Gruber and asked him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment for the church service. Both performed the carol during the mass on the night of December 24.

The original manuscript has been lost. However a manuscript was discovered in 1995 in Mohr’s handwriting and dated by researchers at ca. 1820. It shows that Mohr wrote the words in 1816 when he was assigned to a pilgrim church in Mariapfarr, Austria, and shows that the music was composed by Gruber in 1818. This is the earliest manuscript that exists and the only one in Mohr’s handwriting.


        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. 

Image	Silent night, holy night, 	
        shepherds quake at the sight; 
	glories stream from heaven afar, 
	heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! 
	Christ the Savior is born, 
	Christ the Savior is born! 

Image	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. 

Image	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! 



Jackie Evancho – Silent Night


We ALL are ONE!!

IL VOLO – Stille Nacht


We ALL believe … SILENT NIGHT!! 



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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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