Great Songs of the Church-Silent Night

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I had mentioned some time ago that I wanted to do a series on great hymns as part of our Musical Monday. Well, I realize it is Wednesday night….but still…..

We’ll begin our series with a selection of favorite Christmas hymns. Lord willing, we will look at one a week.

Our very first Christmas hymn may be the most well-known and loved: Silent Night.

Though there are various tales surrounding the history of this hymn, I am going to share with you what Wikepedia and In Mozart’s Footsteps report.

In a small Austrian village named Oberndorf, Silent Night was written as a poem in 1816 by Joseph Mohr. On Christmas Eve 1818 he presented it to Franz Gruber to set it to music.  They performed the hymn that very same night-at St. Nicholas Church-with Mohr and Gruber singing the melody, joined by the choir and Mohr accompanying on solo guitar. …

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HAMMER ATTACK NOT 1ST VIOLENCE AGAINST ST. LOUIS BOSNIANS

Where is the outrage? Of course no one cares if a Caucasian male gets bludgeoned to death. Kinda contradicts the whole guns kill people idea too. People kill people, any way they can.

The Citizen Media

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Zemir Begic (left) with fiancee Arijana Mujikanovic (right)

A spokesman for the Bosnian community in St. Louis, rattled over the weekend by a hammer attack that left one of their own dead, says it was not the first violent act against the community.

And although police say they are not viewing the death of Zemir Begic, 32, as a hate crime, the head of the city’s Bosnian Chamber of Commerce, Sadik Kukic, told WND the community members have more than a little suspicion.

“In the last few weeks, there were several crimes against Bosnians,” Kukic told WND. “All the crimes were by the black community.”

Although he didn’t have names and dates of specific incidents, he said there was a series of crimes against the 70,000-strong Bosnian community in the St. Louis area last spring. An increase in foot patrols by police officers then apparently quelled the threat.

Then, he…

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