It’s almost time. Time for family, Santa Claus…and the celebration of the baby Jesus. All my life, my family has gathered at church to listen to the Christmas Gospel and sing together. Then the lights go down, a hundred small candles are lit and voices join in my favorite hymn.
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hochheilige Paar.
Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar,
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!
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.
From my house here on The Lake to yours,
Merry Christmas, everyone!