Dating back to medieval times, German Christmas carols have a long tradition. These early tunes normally integrated well-known folk melodies with lyrics written by local clergymen and they were sung in churches, often as choral dialogues, or performed in religious Christmas plays. The oldest known song is " Nun sei uns willkommen, Herre Christ " from the 11th century. These songs became part of Church rituals surrounding the observance of Christmas. As such, they were solemn and humble tributes of reverence to an almighty, powerful God. Under the influence of the Reformation, the celebration of Christmas extended outside of the Church into the family domain.
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Original German Christmas Carols
It must be that time of the year, because Christmas songs are starting to ring throughout homes, shopping malls and even airports. The spirit of Christmas, and the entire holiday season, is not complete without the help of singing carols with family and friends. It turns out Gruber was able to create a guitar-accompanied song in just a few hours, saving the Christmas service and producing a world-renowned song in the process. This occurred in , yet as people began to use the fir as a Christmas tradition, the song gradually became recognized as a holiday song. How loyal are your needles! Worry and woe vanish today. Where we humans are. Ihr Kinderlein, kommet, Ye children come O kommet doch all!
Christmas Songs Sung in German
Each carol has background information about its origins. There are also many other beautiful German carols that few non-Germans know. Below you can discover many of them, some with video. A Christmas market in Berlin, Germany. NEW carols! Recently we added three more German carols to our collection of Christmas carols with side-by-side German-English lyrics. Lyrics in German and English.
Deutsche Weihnachtslieder, or German Christmas carols , include songs that have spanned decades and popular modern songs sung in German. Mix up your holiday playlist with a variety of Christmas carols in German to start a new tradition. These historic Christmas carols were originally written in German by German composers and songwriters, but can often be found in different languages today. Check out this moving version sung in German then English by Celtic Woman. Sometimes just referred to as Stille Nacht , or Silent Night , the song Silent Night, Holy Night is considered the most popular Christmas carol of all time because of its timeless melody and message about the birth of Jesus Christ. Singer Helen Fischer has the perfect voice to bring this song to life.