The Silent Night, one of the most popular of the Christmas carols, was originally a poem, which was composed by Joseph Mohr, an Austrian priest. It is supposed that in 1818, the music of the song was first composed for singing on the Christmas Eve in the small alpine village of Oberndorf. The simple lyrics beautifully describe the night of the birth of Jesus Christ "Silent Night, Holy Night" when "All is Calm, all is Bright." One of the most celebrated of the Christmas carols, Issac Watts composed Joy to the World, which expresses the jubilation at the arrival of the King and the Savior, Jesus Christ on this earth, and George Fredfick Handel provided the music to it. The joy and bliss of welcoming the Lord is apparent from the simple
yet sprightly lyrics, which enliven the festive mood. Away in a Manger and Jingle Bells are probably the first carols, which are taught to us. These sweet and charming lyrics of Away in a Manger describes the birth place of Jesus and welcoming lowing of the cattle in the shed, while the stars glimmer in the silent night sky. Jingle Bells is the carol, which makes us aware of the advent of the festive season, as the lyrics make us hear the jingling bells of Santa as he darts across the snow in his open sledge.|
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