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  • Ephrata Cloister

    Christmas at the Cloister

  • An Advent Processional

    Music by Donald Pearson
  • Jesu, rufe mich

    Music by Father Friedsam (Conrad Beissel, 1691-1768)
    Text by Adam Brese

    Jesus, call Thou me,
    From the world to Thee;
    Speed me ever, stay me never;
    Jesus call Thou me.

    Not Jerusalem-lowly Bethlehem,
    ‘Twas that gave us
    Christ to save us;
    Not Jerusalem.

    Favored Bethlehem!
    Honored is that name;
    Thence came Jesus to release us;
    Favored Bethlehem!
  • In dulci jubilo

    14th Century Carol
    Setting by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

  • Behold that Star

    Traditional Christmas Spiritual
    Arranged by Philip Kern

  • The Best of Rooms

    Music by Randlaa Thompson
  • Stille Nacht

    Sung by both Ephrata Cloister Chorus and Audience

Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Tom Wolf, Governor – Nancy Moses, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.