Christmas Truce 1914

Five score and seven years ago
in the war that was to end all wars
a miracle occurred on the battlefield 

German helmets may have looked
very much like a protein spike
but they had hearts and mothers
and hymns learned at their knee
and many of the hymns the same
as the ones taught to you and me

So covid covid if only you could care
and please stop killing for just one day
there are some hymns we’d like to share

During the 1914 Christmas Truce the Austrian Hymn Stille Nacht was sung by German speaking troops and joined in by the English speaking troops with the Silent Night words, creating an ascending chorus.

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