“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish."
I was going to write a Christmas post about some selected Gospel Movies, but last evening my wife and I viewed the 2012 movie "Silent Night". We expected a quality production based on what I saw of the trailer, but this film greatly exceeded all expectations....
A wonderful movie with excellent acting, production quality and a story which could very well be the truth behind the well known Christmas Carol. Cherished at Christmas Vigil services throughout the world, the movie tells of the song written by a European Priest named Joseph Mohr who gets re-assigned to the small Austrian town of Obernforf. Father Joseph, who against the instructions of his superior, Father Noestler, struggles to restore the Church Choir and continue services in their native tongue of German. It is during these struggles and with the assistance of his church music director that he gradually composes the famous and beloved song, "Silent Night"!
Nice touching story accompanied by a nice script and excellent music which compels us to now list it as one of our favorites! The DVD is available at Christian Cinema.com and you can visit the movie website by clicking on the Image above. The trailer can be viewed below:
I spent some time trying to find a Music Video of the song on YouTube and was fortunate to find a clip performed by "Celtic Women" at The Helix in Dublin, Ireland. For your information it seems that different versions of it have been written over the years. Please watch and listen to: The Christmas Carol "Silent Night" below:
"For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Humbly Submitted by Melva and Jim Eckland