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Christmas Music, Part 12 – Still, Still, Still

Still, Still, Still

Still, Still, Still is an Austrian Christmas carol and lullaby. In German its first line is “Still, still, still, weil’s Kindlein schlafen will!” (Hush, hush, hush, for the little child wants to sleep!)

The melody is a folk tune (authorship unknown) from the State of Salzburg. The tune appeared for the first time in 1865 in a folksong collection of Maria Vinzenz Süß (1802-1868), founder of the Salzburg Museum; it has changed slightly over the years but remains attributed to G. Götsch.

The words, which run to six verses in German, describe the peace of the infant Jesus and his mother as they sleep. There are various English translations.  This is one version:

Still, still, still,
One can hear the falling snow.
For all is hushed,
The world is sleeping,
Holy Star its vigil keeping.
Still, still, still,
One can hear the falling snow.

Sleep, sleep, sleep,
‘Tis the eve of our Saviour’s birth.
The night is peaceful all around you,
Close your eyes,
Let sleep surround you.
Sleep, sleep, sleep,
‘Tis the eve of our Saviour’s birth.

Dream, dream, dream,
Of the joyous day to come.
While guardian angels without number,
Watch you as you sweetly slumber.
Dream, dream, dream,
Of the joyous day to come.

 
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Pender Hill School, Preschool & Mother’s Day Out

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Pender Hill School, Preschool & Mother’s Day Out

Registration & Enrollment– 2016-2017 School Year

In-House Registration

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, promptly @ 10am for current Pender Hill Families & Pender UMC Members in Rooms 202-204.

Open House

(no appointment necessary)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 @ 10:30am – 12pm

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 @ 10:30am – 12pm

Open Registration

Registration is open to the public on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, @ 10am.

Pender Hill School accepts all children without regard to race, color, creed or religion.

Contact Sarah Hocker by email or by calling the Pender Hill School at 703-352-6204

 
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