Hello and welcome to English World.
We are your radio friends Mark & Wen-Jie.
Christmas is just around the corner.
We want to wish you a Merry Christmas.
Christmas is an exciting season.
We hear Christmas music playing everywhere.
But, my favorite music are the Christmas Carols.
但我们最爱的，还是圣诞诗歌 Christmas Carols.
Do you know which Christmas carol is most popular?
It is: Silent Night.
就是：平安夜 Silent Night
Today we will help you learn this beautiful song.
And talk about the story of this song.
So, stay tuned.
(Song: Silent Night. Verse 1)
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.
There are many adjectives used in this song.
这首歌里面有许多的形容词 Silent night, Holy night
Right. all is calm and quiet.
这是个安静，宁静的夜晚 But all is bright, too.
That's interesting, isn't it? Usually the night is dark.
通常夜间是很黑暗的,但为何这个夜晚很明亮呢？Why is this night bright?
Because it is a special night.
On the hillside, a light shone from heaven.
An Angel appeared, and told the shepherds good news.
A Savior had been born.
And, in the town of Bethelem,
They found the mother and the child.
The Virgin mother was Mary.
Jesus was the infant child.
And God's glory surrounded the mother and the child.
神的荣光照耀在母亲和孩子身上 Round yon Virgin mother and Child
How does the song describe baby Jesus?
He was holy, tender and mild.
他是圣洁，温柔可亲 Holy infant so tender and mild.
And he was sleeping soundly.
而且他睡得很熟 Sleep in heavenly peace.
It was a peaceful night.
A holy night.
Listener friends, Did you notice the rhyming in this song?
Both words have “ai” sound and end with “t”.
And, Child, mild
Once again, both with “ai” sound and end with “d”.
End with “s” sound
This is a beautiful and simple song.
这是一首动人又简洁的诗歌 No wonder it's the most famous one. 难怪这么著名
Well, would you like to know the background of this song “Silent Night”?
Let me tell you the story.
In the beautiful Alps mountains in Austria,
There was a small village church called St. Nicholas.
The priest was Joseph Mohr.
It was 1818, two days before Christmas.
The church organ was not working.
And could not be repaired before Christmas.
So Father Mohr wrote a simple song.
He brought the words to Franz Gruber, the church musician.
Gruber read the words, and said:
“Friend Mohr, you have found it - the right song - God be praised.”
Gruber soon composed the tune for the words.
And the carol was completed in time for the Christmas Eve service.
The church sang the new song with a guitar.
（-singing with guitar）
When the organ repairman came to the little village church,
He was impressed by a copy of the carol,
And decided to spread it all around the neighborhood region.
Today, Silent Night is sung in all major languages of the world.
It has become a favorite for many people.
Verse for Life 生命经文
“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;
He is Christ the Lord.”
Luke 2:11 路加福音
Jesus Christ was born.
He was born to us.
Jesus came to bring us salvation and life.
The song “Silent Night” brings us back to that night when Jesus was born.
May this carol help us to worship in awe with the shepherds.
And sing Alleluia with the angels.
Well, our time is up.
Today's lesson is called: Silent Night.
Listener friend, we would love to hear from you.
听友，我们很希望有你的回音，可以写电邮给我们，地址是w-e-n-j @ btgh.org
You can review this lesson on our website.
你可以上网来复习今天这一课，我们网址是： Engworld.org, that is: e-n-g-w-o-r-l-d . o-r-g
Until next time, this is your radio friend Mark,
And I am Guo Wen-Jie.
God Bless. Zai-Jian.
Song: Silent Night (3rd verse)
Silent Night, Holy Night (平安夜，圣善夜）
Son of God, love's pure light, （神子爱，光皎洁）
Rad'ant beams from thy holy face（这是救恩黎明光芒）
With the dawn of redeeming grace. （救赎恩典降临四方）
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth（耶稣我主今降生）
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